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Daesh militants, launched an overnight attack, on a base of the U.S.-led coalition, in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, a war monitor reported.

At least 20 Daesh fighters attacked housing units, in the al-Omar field, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, overnight Friday.

The attack lasted till Saturday morning, during which intense confrontation took place between the Daesh fighters and forces of the coalition, and the allied Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said the report.

Coalition war planes took part in confronting the attack, and had a big role in foiling it, said the Britain-based watchdog group. It added that, the attack was the largest on that base, since the oil field was turned into a coalition base, nearly a year ago.

Seven Daesh militants were killed in the clashes, according to the information of losses among the coalition soldiers, said the observatory. The coalition forces started combing the area, in search for the militants around the base, which houses around 500 coalition forces and SDF fighters.

In Oct last year, the coalition captured the al-Omar oil field and turned it into its largest military base in Syria, as that position contains massive military gears, missile launchers, and anti-aircraft batteries.

The Daesh militants are still holding pockets, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, as the SDF and the coalition forces are working to dislodge them from that area