Alwaght- The Syrian army successfully countered an ISIS attack on a military airport north of the country, al-Masdar news site reported on Saturday.
The ISIS terrorists launched an attack to take control of the military airport in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor where some units of the Syrian army are located.
The attack was repelled in an approximately two-hour battle, the report said.
The first group of terrorists attacked the eastern entrance of the airport while another groups initiated a simultaneous attack on army positions at the northern farms of Al-Jafra.
Syrian forces, however, defeated terrorists on both fronts stopping them from entering the villages or the airport.
According to a source in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army destroyed 4 technical vehicles that were mounted with anti-aircraft machine guns, while also killing as many as 15 ISIS terrorists.
In response to this offensive, the Syrian Arab Air Force conducted more than 20 airstrikes on Saturday night, killing and wounding several terrorists at Al-Hamidiyah, Al-Haweeqa, and Hawijah Al-Saqr.
Syrian army has been fighting foreign-backed terrorist and militant groups since 2011 when they first appeared in the country.