BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s elite 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard has left the Deir Ezzor Governorate after a long deployment, the military reported this afternoon.

According to the report, the 104th Brigade will move from the Deir Ezzor Governorate to the eastern part of Damascus, where they will help retake the Harasta suburb from the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Faylaq Al-Rahman, and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.

Under the command of the late Major General Issam Zahreddine, the 104th Brigade was deployed to the Deir Ezzor Governorate in 2013 to help defend the provincial capital from the jihadist forces at the time.

They would later defend the Deir Ezzor Governorate after the Islamic State (ISIS) managed to besiege the province in 2015.

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