TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorist group has ushered in a new wave of arrests against its senior commanders in a bid to maintain its last military positions in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, informed sources disclosed.
The ISIL arrested several of its senior commanders, including Mohammad Hossein al-Deiri, nom du guerre Abu Seif al-Shaiti, and Abdulmajid al-Khalaf al-Qadir, nom du guerre Abu Omar al-Zubeidi, by raiding their residences, the local sources said.
The sources said that Abu Seif was one of the most senior ISIL commanders who paved the way for the terrorist group to dominate over Deir Ezzur, and played an important role in the massacre of al-Shaitat by the ISIL in summer 2014.
The ISIL has charged the arrested commanders of espionage and also attempts to escape.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian army continued its military operations against the ISIL in Eastern Deir Ezzur, and regained control of several regions and villages there.
The Syrian army units clashed with ISIL terrorists South of Al-Mayadeen in Eastern Deir Ezzur and took control of al-Laij, al-Shamr and al-Sabkheh villages in that area.
A number of terrorists were killed and many more were injured in fierce clashes with the government troops.
In a relevant development on Tuesday, the Syrian Army troops managed to push the ISIL back from almost 10 more regions in Southeastern Homs, killing tens of terrorists.
The army men continued their fight against ISIL Southeast of the town of al-Mayadeen towards the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur and captured Jabal (mount) al-Narousiyeh, Tal (hill) al-Khanzir, Tal al-Bani and Moweiha al-Mowaja.
The army men also took control over the towns of al-Taresh, al-Abbas and al-Mar'ei Shamar and Shamar Farm and al-Tutehiyeh region on the Western bank of the Euphrates River.
Tens of the ISIL members were killed and a number of their military and bomb-laden vehicles and a large volume of their arms and ammunition were seized by the army men in the clashes Southeast of al-Mayadeen.
Earlier reports said that the army troops continued to advance against the ISIL in Eastern Deir Ezzur and managed to drive terrorists out of three more regions.
The army men engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL along the road to al-Mayadeen and imposed control over Kharita Abbas, Shamou Farm and al-Qata'a region.
The army is about to advance along Albu Kamal road to al-Mayadeen to connect the two key towns in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.