More ISIL terrorist leaders flee areas in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Aug. 26 (MNA) – Syrian Army units clashed with ISIL terrorists to the south and southwest of Deir Ezzor city and the area surrounding the airport, killing a number of terrorists and injuring many others, according to SANA reporter.

The reporter added that the army launched artillery strikes in parallel with airstrikes on the terrorists’ infiltration points and sites in the villages of al-Shmeitiyeh, Ayyash, al-Kharita and al-Bugheiliyeh, destroying ammunition and killing a number of terrorists, including the Saudi terrorist Issa Nasser al-Hijazi, the leader of the so-called “al-Hisba” in al-Qasbi town in the northwestern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

In light of the escalation of the locals’ operations in rejection of the presence of ISIL terrorists in their areas, local sources confirmed to SANA correspondent that clashes erupted between the residents of al-Qouriya village in al-Mayadin area and members of an ISIL patrol when terrorists attempted to arrest a number of young people in the village and force them to fight in the battle to cover the huge shortage of members their ranks suffer from due to losses in battles against Syrian Arab Army and the allied forces.

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Source: News Now/MEHR News Agency

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.