TEHRAN (defapress)- The Syrian Army fended off ISIL's attack on their military positions to East of Deir Ezzur, inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the terrorists.
News ID: 76953
Publish Date: 21April 2019 - 17:06
The ISIL terrorists attacked the Syrian Army's military positions from Eastern Euphrates region which is under the occupation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The Syrian Army engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists who were intending to penetrate into the army's military points in Hawija Sahin in al-Saiwieh in Eastern Deir Ezzur from the SDF-controlled Tal Jahfeh al-Baqouz in Eastern Euphrates.
Meantime, the Syrian Army troops pounded the terrorists' military positions and movements in the surrounding areas of the conflict zone, thwarting their offensive and inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.
Meantime, the local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur said that tens of ISIL elite militants and several of their senior commanders are stationed in Eastern Euphrates despite US claims that ISIL's presence had ended their presence there.
In a relevant development on Saturday, media reports revealed that Washington has dispatched new military aid to the SDF in Eastern Euphrates after declaring an end in the war on ISIL.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday that the US-led coalition has sent new military convoys, including tens of trucks carrying military aid and logistical equipment, from Iraqi Kurdistan region to areas occupied by the SDF in Eastern Euphrates.
It added that over 810 trucks, carrying military and logistic equipment of the US-led coalition have arrived in Eastern Euphrates.
Last month, Washington-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria declared their final victory over the ISIL terrorist group, ending bloody battle against the group that once held the territory spanning a third of Syria and Iraq.
The US Defense Department also announced that the Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, according to former White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.
In December 2018, US President Donald Trump declared the ISIL terrorist group defeated in Syria and announced American troop pullout from the country but gave no timeline. The surprise announcement resulted in the resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, US anti-IS coalition envoy Brett McGurk and Pentagon Chief of staff Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney who disapproved of the American president's decision.
But, Trump confirmed that 400 US soldiers will remain in the war-torn country indefinitely.
Notably, the US troops have been operating in Syria as part of an international coalition for about five years without the permission of Syrian authorities or the UN Security Council. The United States has, in particular, supported the Kurdish-led militia controlling the territories to the East of the Euphrates and opposing the Syrian government.