The Syrian Army troops continued their advances against ISIL South of the terrorist-held town of Deir Hafer and managed to retake control over two villages after hours of fierce clashes on Friday.
The army soldiers engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL and drove them out of Zubaydeh and Khasaf villages South of Deir Hafer town, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
On Thursday, 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 Hamimeh al-Kabireh and Hamimeh al-Saqireh regions, stressing that the strategic town will be liberated soon.
The source said on Thursday that the Syrian army launched massive operations against the ISIL positions near Deir Hafer in the Eastern parts of Aleppo province, adding that at present, heavy clashes were underway between the Syrian soldiers and the ISIL terrorists in the region.
He added that the Syrian fighter jets also pounded 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.