On May 26, defenders of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor repelled one of the largest attacks by ISIL militants (organization banned in Russia) in 2017, Al-Masdar News reports.
According to the news agency, several hundred militants participated in the attack, which took place during the night from 25 to 26 May. The militants tried to break through the eastern side of the Deir ez-Zor airbase perimeter. The airbase is located south of the government-controlled city, and it is cut off from it. During a ten-hour battle, militant attacks were repulsed. Syrian ATGM squads destroyed two of the terrorists’ BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles. The militants’ night attack did not reach its goals; the Syrian army managed to keep all positions. Accurate data on the losses of militants and of the government troops is absent. But it is already known that an improvised missile launched by the ISIL terrorists (organization banned in Russia), killed two and injured ten civilians. Continue reading