Fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seen after arresting a wounded man during their fighting with Islamic State in the northern area of Deir al-Zor, Syria - REUTERS
DAMASCUS - 29 September 2017: The Syrian army units repelled an attack by Daesh on the international Deir-Ezzor-Palmyra highway in the Syrian Badia, official SANA news agency reported Friday.
Groups of Daesh terrorists launched over the past hours an assault against points of the army units protecting the international highway in al-Shoula and Kabajib area.
Covered by military warplanes and helicopters, the army units as well as the allied and supporting forces confronted the attack, leaving deaths and losses among the terrorists, the reporter said.
The army units are now working on clearing the area of the fleeing Daesh terrorists to fully secure the highway, he added.