BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The prominent Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officer, Major General Issam Zahreddine, was killed today in Deir Ezzor after his convoy struck a land mine planted by the Islamic State (ISIS).

According to a military source, General Zahreddine was conducting a special operation at Saqr Island in Deir Ezzor, when his vehicle struck the land mine.

General Zahreddine was the commander of the elite 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard that heroically fought off the Islamic State (ISIS) for several years, while under siege and under supplied.

The General was born in rural Sweida village of Tarba and was 56 years old at the time of his death.

Share this article:
  • 5.2K
  • 764
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  • 9
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    6K
    Shares
ALSO READ  Full map of Syria after recent ISIS defeat

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

If your comment is held for moderation, please just be patient, it will be published unless it falls into one of the two categories as mentioned above.

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Ray
Guest
Ray

RIP The Syrian Hero…

truthslayer
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
truthslayer

From the UK rest in peace…Many men will die but only few will be called a Hero..Syria will never forget your devotion and the sacrifice you made for freedom :'(

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

The best die too early. RIP.

TheObserver
Guest
Regular
Upvoted
TheObserver

Likewise, here from Australia. Syria avoided the fate of Libya owing to people like him.

Alva
Guest
Alva

From Portugal a Salute to Major General Issam Zaeheredine the Great that embodies the soul of Syrian will !

Syria Forever
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Syria Forever

That hurts.. really it does. RIP old friend…

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Cyriak Papasissis

RIP real Hero, real Lion, kept the spirit of steadfastness alive and inspired his fighters and the population of the city to resist , always confident that in the end victory will be theirs. Very tragic that he died heroically at the very end , but after having sensed the aroma of victory. His personal triumph . In that sense he would have felt vindicated.

giulio larosa
Guest
giulio larosa

NOOOO! noooo! What a big tragedy, I am too sad! Glory to the hero, the mad Druze!

Floriangeyer
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Floriangeyer

Major General Issam Zahreddine will be recorded in the annals of history as a man of great courage and fortitude. He is a tremendous loss to mankind and may he Rest In Peace with the knowledge that victory is in plain sight now.

We will remember him.

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted

Thanks for that, I think you expressed it perfectly.

Gonçalo Pena
Guest
Gonçalo Pena

Rest in peace. From Lisbon

Kalikst
Guest
Kalikst

A real hero. RIP.

Vladimir Djekic
Guest
Vladimir Djekic

With great interest I closely followed ongoings in Syrian war but never put commentary. This time i must say that I am very sad by this news. But when I think in deeper sense I realize that this brave man is immortalized by his very death. Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine is the archetypal icon of the warrior. His bravery, commitment and greatness will be echoed throughout history. Salute from Serbia.

Toskbro
Guest
Toskbro

As an Albanian, I agree completely. RIP Issam

viva Siria
Guest
viva Siria

Desde Argentina. Solamente expresar tristeza por la muerte de un gran heroe de la gesta siria. Desaparece físicamente pero su ejemplo perdurará por todas las generaciones de sirios que aman su patria y está como él dispuestos a entregar su vida para defenderla.

truthslayer
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
truthslayer

From the UK rest in peace…Many men will die but only few will be called a Hero..Syria will never forget your devotion and the sacrifice you made for freedom :'(

hestroy
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
hestroy

Bad luck! I’m really sorry for this tragedy. The war is nearly over.

Matt
Guest
Matt

Ufff, deeply hard to accept it.
He was a real hero. Im destroyed with the news. You can be proud of yourself and your men. Rest warrior.

Member
Newbie
Upvoted

A great loss not only to Syria but to all those who are by the side of civilization. He was iconic general. RIP. I am really sad

Czech follower
Guest
Czech follower
I still can’t believe it. He was invincible during all the siege, against all odds, all those times on the frontlines. In depths of my childish soul I believed Heroes like him simply cannot die. It’s a tragedy as if my close friend passed away. Despite I’ve never been in Syria and I am thousands miles away, I was deeply affected by stories of war against Syria, especially about fate and suffering of Deir Ezzor people. This hero was a symbol of resistance of civilization against Western-created world of barbarianism. Symbol of truth against deception and lies, substance against shallowness,… Read more »
Ostrava, Czech republic
Guest
Ostrava, Czech republic

Rest in peace, hero. We honour you forever.

peter
Guest
peter

like i said ,he was assasinated by the americans like the russian general by giving intelligence to isis

Member
Newbie
Upvoted

A true hero of Deir Ezzor, very sad news

Adrian
Guest
Adrian

A true hero, R.I.P.

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted

This is a real tragedy.
Zahreddine embodied the spirit of freedom that will save all of us from the barbarian, fanatical Sharia Law.
We in the European Union little understand how much we owe this man for his stalwart defence of our most cherished freedoms.

Arena
Guest
Arena

Otisao je jedan od najvecih heroja i stratega u sirijskom ratu. General koji je rame uz rame sa obicnim vojnicima bio u prvim redovima i bio primer drugima. Njegovo ime i delo bice zlatnim slovima upisano u istoriju krvave borbe za slobodu sirijskog naroda. Neka mu je vecna slava!!!

Vladimir Djekic
Guest
Vladimir Djekic

To je bio odlazak u vecnost!

104-ta
Guest
104-ta

Večna ti slava Generale Brko…

ΚΓΨ
Guest
ΚΓΨ

Rest In Peace.From Athens.

Member
Newbie
Upvoted
Blackhawk
Rate Article :
     

A true hero. You be remembered always!!! R.I.P.

spalato
Guest
spalato

Rest in peace Hero Issam . From Croatia

Ali
Guest
Ali

RIP you brave hero. This is a complete shock to me. Kill every last Zionist Israeli backed ISIS cockroach.

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted

Sorry to hear about the General.

koni
Guest

Why now? He survived the siege. This surely is a moral blowback for the SAA and for me as well. But his sacrifice will be not forgotten nor was it for nothing. The liberator of Homs and the Syrian version of the desert fox died today but his commitments are the foundation of the soon coming complete victory. R.I.P Major General and thank you for trying to rescue humanity by killing bigotic vultures.

peter
Guest
peter

why now ,because the americans had sof in the area to give intel to their isis

Rawad Makarem
Guest
Rawad Makarem

Farewell to the hero

Paprikka
Guest
Paprikka
Rate Article :
     

Rest in peace, Great man of Syria.
Salute from Serbia.

Juha
Guest
Juha

From Finland rest in peace Syrian hero!

Morten Filipsen
Guest
Morten Filipsen

Rest in Peace, protector of Deir Ezzor.
from Denmark

peter
Guest
peter

heads up guys,this was no random attack ,after fighting for 3 years on the frontline he wasnt killed but then the Americans came to deir essor and a lot of high ranking soldiers started to get killed,this was a targeted assasination by the americans/israelis using Isis ,the gave them his location real time,like they said “we know where you are”to the russians .its obvious !

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted

RIP HERO

Fiqi walaal
Guest
Fiqi walaal

Inaa liliahi wa ina ilayhi rajiun rest in peace my friend. Gen issam was not just syrian hero he was the face of resistance against the evil axis. I hope syria doesnt lose the momentum. I hope we had such a person in my country somalia who doesnt give up easly.

Rip hero

Bulgarian Christian
Guest
Bulgarian Christian

Today is a sad day! One of Syria’s true sons is no more. He died like he lived – on the battlefield. Rest In Peace great hero!

Ruth Gudluza - SouthAfrica
Guest
Ruth Gudluza - SouthAfrica

This is sad. NO!

Panos
Guest
Panos

Great loss, still can not believe that happened after so many difficult situations. Brave man ! You will be missed General

Malkiel
Guest
Malkiel

Heroes often die prematurely because they are not afraid to risk life for another. Therefore, the heroes are immortal in the souls and hearts of people.
R.I.P. General Issam Zahreddine. Your life was not long, but it was very useful.

no axe to grind love mankind
Guest
no axe to grind love mankind

I am left speechless. He was an hands on general. I always was impressed seeing him behind the barricades and in the trenches gun in hand ready to fight off ISIS. How many Generals are like that ? I think very few. Although there are those who will criticise him in opposition I say he was principled and proud and no traitor to his people

Daniel H.
Guest
Daniel H.

I’m immensely saddened by the loss of this brave man and brilliant leader of men. Syria has desperate need for men like him. He sacrificed his life, along untold thousands of other Syrians for love of freedom and country!
I’m heartened to see so many first-time posters (like myself) come out and pay him homage.

We salute you, Gen. Zahreddine!

geoff
Guest
geoff

Man on fire! great general, with courage and fortitude defended Dier Ezzor from those vermins. Real Lion. RIP Hero

Romania follower
Guest
Romania follower
Rate Article :
     

RIP – you will be remembered!

CarthagianEagle
Guest
CarthagianEagle

I m literally speechless, RIP General Issam Zahreddine.

Deo Cass
Guest
Deo Cass

Struck an ISIS mine my foot! Why don’t they tell the people the truth? IT WAS A US AIR STRIKE THAT KILLED HIM AS IT WAS A US AIR STRIKE THAT KILLED RUSSIAN LIEUTENANT-GENERAL VALERY ASPAROV IN SEPTEMBER.

peter
Guest
peter

us aerial recon intel given to Isis for sure,tracking his movements just like the russian general

Atilla
Guest
Atilla

I am really sad :(…He was a real hero! His memory will live forever !!Rest in peace. From Hungary

MikhailRussia
Guest
MikhailRussia

The war’s over for you. RIP, hero.

War & Peace
Guest
War & Peace
It is so sad to rear this shocking news. Such a great warrior, at the age of 56 when most of the others were in safer zones, he was always leading from the front and was available with his troops right in the middle of the battle and always in danger zone like a true warrior. He fought back the siege. I always believed people like him will live forever. I am sure he will live forever in the history of Syria. Extremely Sad to hear that the General’s convoy hit a land mine. He gave so much for Syria… Read more »
Georg
Guest
Georg

Great man, many thanks. You did so much good to the world and fought for our freedom. R.I.P
A Salute from Germany

Ricardo
Guest
Ricardo

A great loss for Syrian people, RIP.

Antioch
Guest
Antioch

Rest in peace, you freaking hero. The Civillians, brothers and sisters of Deirezzor, All of Syria, and beyond thank you with all their hearts.

We will destroy the Daesh… They will pay for what they’ve did.

We will avenge you… by liberating every inch of Syria. Every Daesh militant will be killed. The one placing the mine will pay…

George
Guest
George

Is this true and confirmed news?

no axe to grind love mankind
Guest
no axe to grind love mankind
Rate Article :
     

I think this man is the hero of the syrian civil war. He deserve remembering and should have been premier should assad have gone. God bless

niepowtarzalny62
Guest
niepowtarzalny62

Wielki szacunek dla tego bohaterskiego dowódcy! Zawsze byl na pierwszej linii z prostymi żołnierzami.To amerykanie są pośrednio odpowiedzialni za jego śmierć!

tonto
Guest
tonto

Aww man, another good-guy lost. Go SAA.

wpDiscuz