The Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard (Harss Al-Jamhouri) has advanced to the southern Deir Ezzor city of Al-Shoula after capturing the strategic Salt Farms located 20 km from the provincial capital’s center.

Pushing further south, the SAA’s 104th Brigade was able to progress north of the Al-Shoula Laundromat, killing 19 confirmed Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) militants, including Manaf Hassan Al-‘Abdullah, Hosni Mohammad Al-Tawfiq, and Mahmoud Mustafa Hamdan.

Fierce clashes between the 104th Brigade and ISIS continued at Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Road, with both forces fighting to control the entrance to the city; it is currently controlled by the SAA.

At Sakr Island (Haweeja Sakr), the 104th Brigade stormed the ISIS stronghold at the ‘Umm Hussein Farms, destroying a tractor and two armored vehicles mounted with doshkas; this attack also netted 13 ISIS fighters killed, including “Abu ‘Abdel-Rahman Al-Leebi” (Libyan) and “Abu Mohammad Al-Masri” (Egyptian).

According to a military source, a contingent from the SAA’s 18th Tank Divison has been redeployed to Deir Ezzor from eastern Homs after spending almost one year combatting ISIS militants in Jabal Al-Sha’ar.

 

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Turkey withdraws from besieged military post in Syria

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.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.