The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a massive offensive inside the provincial capital of the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Saturday morning, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s frontline defenses at the northwestern districts of Ayyash and Al-Bughayliyah near the western bank of the Euphrates River.

Initially, the ISIS terrorists were relatively successful during the onset of the offensive in the provincial capital, capturing several neighborhoods and government sites inside the Al-Bughayliyah and Ayyash Districts, including the Ayyash weapons storage depot and the Ayyash fuel station that are both located to the west of the Euphrates Hotel.

As a result of their initial success, several pro-ISIS and pro-rebel social media activists began to report that the Ayyash and Al-Bughayliyah Districts were captured by the terrorist group, despite conflicting reports from Syrian Arab Army sources inside this city in eastern Syria.

Under duress from the ISIS assault, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division called for reinforcements from the elite 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard to help them drive out the terrorists attacking their positions in the northwestern section of the city.

Not long after their arrival, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade – alongside the 137th Artillery Brigade and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – beat back the encroaching ISIS terrorists, seizing the Ayyash weapons storage depot and the neighborhoods lost in the Al-Bughayliyah District.

Sadly, as the Syrian Armed Forces recaptured the neighborhoods they lost to ISIS in the Al-Bughayliyah District, they found over 280 civilians slain by the terrorist group before they fled the scene of this horrific crime.

The massacred civilians had been reportedly murdered for having “ties to the regime”; meaning, many of these civilians were relatives of an SAA or NDF soldier.

In addition to repelling ISIS at Ayyash and Al-Bughayliyah, the Syrian Armed Forces also repelled the terrorist group at the 137th Artillery Brigade’s Headquarters in Jabal Al-Thardeh.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Armed Forces lost a total of 49 soldiers during ISIS’ offensive – the source was unable to confirm ISIS’ death toll.

 

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Frans Klapa
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Frans Klapa
7 months 12 days ago

Great, good job

Amin
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Amin
7 months 12 days ago

WOW

Hovig Jamsakian
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Hovig Jamsakian
7 months 12 days ago

I was so nerves all day today. Thank God!

Nazeer Ali
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Nazeer Ali
7 months 12 days ago

Unfortunately, this time the cost is big.
Deir ezzor civlian victims. R.I.P

British UK
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7 months 12 days ago

It seems strange ISIS launch such a massive assault the day after the Russian airdrops of food. Are the Daesh rats getting hungry?

palma
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palma
7 months 12 days ago

Big fail for SAA. Zederine should spend less time doing selfies and more protecting his citizens, which is what he is being paid for. I consider this a fail on his side.
Seems IS is really desperate to “cleanse” DZ. Wonder why? Have they given up on the other areas to the West? Is this why they are resisting so strongly in Palmyra?

Furiouskurd
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7 months 12 days ago

this is ypg fighters not syrian army

Lennon Riva
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Lennon Riva
7 months 12 days ago

Where’s the Russian and Syrian air foirce to bomb those M. F?

Max
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Max
7 months 11 days ago

Wow! Tough place in the world to be right now.

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