A military source dismissed reports by dissidents-affiliated websites on ISIL’s surprise attack against the Syrian government troops near Deir Hafer and the army’s withdrawal from Hamima al-Kabira and Hamima al-Saqira regions, stressing that the strategic town will be liberated soon.
The source said on Thursday that the Syrian army has launched massive operations against the ISIL positions near Deir Hafer in the Eastern parts of Aleppo province, adding that at present, heavy clashes are underway between the Syrian soldiers and the ISIL terrorists in the region.
He added that the Syrian fighter jets are also repeatedly pounding ISIL convoys in the region to drive them out towards al-Tabaqa city in Raqqa province.
The Syrian army forces warded off ISIL’s offensive South of the Air Force Academy in Aleppo on Wednesday, and inflicted large casualties on the terrorists
The army units engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL terrorists in several fronts along the road connecting the village of a-Qatibeh Um Arkileh village.
The ISIL suffered tens of casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the failed attack.
In relevant developments in the province on Tuesday, the army units engaged in another round of intense battle with ISIL West of Deir Hafer and managed to recapture Hamimeh al-Saqireh settlement, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force carried out several combat flights over the positions and movements of ISIL in the Western direction of Deir Hafer, killing tens of terrorists and destroying several positions and military vehicles.
A local source said that the army’s control over Hamimeh al-Kabireh and Hamimeh al-Saqireh reinvigorated security to Kuweires airbase.