The Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, backed by the Tarraf forces and Popular Mobilization Units (Iraqi paramilitary), launched a new offensive inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Tuesday in order to recapture the Tayyem Oil Fields and Al-Haweeqa District from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
Overwhelmed by the first wave of the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive, the Islamic State terrorists suffered a tremendous amount of casualties, including the loss of several teenage combatants.
A military source told Al-Masdar News on Tuesday night that at least 10 of these teenage Islamic State combatants were under the age of 16, including Mohammad Hussein Al-Hamid, Hussein ‘Issa Al-Jamous, and ‘Aboud Hassan Al-Qatimah.
In addition to killing over 25 ISIS terrorists, the Syrian Armed Forces recaptured all the points they lost around the Al-Haweeqa District’s western sector and Jabal Thardeh.
The Syrian Armed Forces are still on the move in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, as they begin the second day of their imperative offensive near the Euphrates River.