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Syrian Army Kills 18 Foreign Daesh Militants in Deir ez-Zor Province - Reports

© AFP 2023 / GEORGE OURFALIAN Syrian Army Repels Daesh Attack Near Deir ez-Zor Airbase
Syrian Army Repels Daesh Attack Near Deir ez-Zor Airbase - Sputnik International
Syrian government troops have eliminated a group of 18 foreign militants of Daesh terrorist group during clashes in the Deir ez-Zor province, SANA news agency reported Monday.

A Syrian army soldier takes aim in the government sector of the town of Houwayqa, which is besieged by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, in the northeastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor (File) - Sputnik International
Syrian Army Repels Daesh Attack on Besieged City of Deir ez-Zor
BEIRUT (Sputnik) — The fighting reportedly took place 45 kilometers southeast of the city of Deir ez-Zor. Militants, who were nationals of Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, were among those eliminated.

The Syrian army also destroyed three Daesh positions with ammunition deports.

Deir ez-Zor, which is still held by Syrian government forces, has been under Daesh's siege since July 2014.

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