The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) stormed the outskirts of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, attempting to strike the eastern barricade from the farms adjacent to the facility.
However, the attack was repulsed by the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard (Harss Al-Jamhouri) after they confronted the agglomeration of ISIS fighters 400 meters from the military airport.
According to a military source, the ISIS contingent was comprised of only Libyan fighters; this was discovered after the battle, when the 104th Brigade cleared the field and collected the possessions of the ISIS casualties.
ISIS social media pages reported on 5 of the deaths and they posted a picture that included all of them:
- Abu Ghar Al-Leebi
- Abu Anas Al-Leebi
- Abu Suleiman Al-Leebi
- Abu Khattab Al-Leebi
- Abu Khabeeb Al-Leebi