TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Air Force targeted a long convoy of ISIL in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur, inflicting major damage on the military column on al-Mayadeen-Thayem highway and killing a number of militants, including their commander.
The fighter jets bombed ISIL’s convoy of nine military vehicles that came from Iraq and was carrying a large number of ISIL’s Inghimasi (Suicide) fighters along with their commander, ‘Abou Aisha Marsillia’ – a French national.
Several cars with militants inside them were destroyed while the rest managed to escape the bombing raid making their way to a canyon East of a local power station complex.
Yet, the warplanes targeted the ISIL militants at the station and destroyed all the remaining cars, killing their passengers in process.
According to a Syrian military intelligence source, Abou Aisha Marsillia was killed in the air raid as well.
Also, the army troops thwarted attacks by terrorists on two major airfields in Deir Ezzur and imposed heavy losses on them on Thursday.
The Syrian Air force targeted the ISIL terrorists near the Deir Ezzur Airport while they were preparing for an offensive on the Syrian Army in the premises of the airport.
Syrian warplanes also bombed the ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzur districts of al-Huweiqa, al-Hamidiyeh and al-Rashidiya as well as their positions in Panorama, West of Deir Ezzur, inflicting heavy losses and damage on the terrorists.
The Syrian Air Force also carried out several aerial attacks on ISIL positions in Hatla and al-Hoss
einiyeh in Eastern Deir Ezzur as well as al-Jafreh and Jabal al-Thardah, South of Eastern Deir Ezzur Province, killing a number of militants and leaving their equipment destroyed.