Syrian Arab Army sappers detonated a bomb in a tunnel that was dug under a building in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, where hundreds of Daesh terrorists (mercenaries of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, IS, ISIS, ISIL) had reportedly gathered.
National Defence Force leader (transcript from Arabic): “This road, the only road that leads to the Deir ez-Zor city, has been equipped with car bombs. Therefore we dug a tunnel and blew it up under their headquarters. IS fighters are definitely unable to access the area now. They believed they could achieve progress in Deir ez-Zor after their arrival from Mosul, we will prevent them .”
Syrian Army officer (transcript from Arabic): “We observed lately a large movement of IS fighters especially those coming from Iraq after the Mosul battle. Also we witnessed the entry of vehicles and new elements from IS most of them with strange accents like Shishani”.