The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) stormed the mountains overlooking Deir Ezzor City, breaching parts of the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Brigade’s defenses before retreating east after sustaining heavy losses among their fighters. ISIS social media accounts stated that they captured the mountains and killed dozens of SAA in the process; however, after contacting a military source in Deir Ezzor, Al-Masdar News can confirm that ISIS has not captured the mountains. The source added that ISIS has repeatedly tried to infiltrate, but have had little success.

Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine of the 104th Brigade of the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard was pictured addressing his men on Sakr Island (Haweeja Sakr) following a successful raid on an ISIS hideout. General Zahreddine is in the trenches with his men, boosting their morale by fighting side-by-side with them as they attempt to break the ISIS siege.

ISIS has suffered heavy casualties in the last 2 days of their siege – they have lost over 100 fighters on the ground and continue to lose more as the battle intensifies. Al-Masdar News has recorded the identified ISIS fighters killed over the last 2 days and will continue to provide updates from the battle.

The U.S. Air Force has reportedly bombarded ISIS positions at the Al-Jafra Oil Fields in east Deir Ezzor, along with multiple sites in the districts of Al-Mayadeen and Abu Kamal. Military sources from the Syrian Army have confirmed a number of U.S. air raids on the outskirts of Deir Ezzor City, resulting in the destruction of an ISIS weapons depot.

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The identified ISIS fighters reportedly killed at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport:

1. Amjad Habeeb
2. Ghassan Yasseen Al-Halaal
3. Khaled Al-Maza’al
4. ‘Abdel-Lateef Al-‘Abdullah
5. ‘Abdel-Qader Yousif Al-Mustafa
6. Ayman Hamaadi Al-Mahouss
7. Rami Hussein Al-Hassan
8. Wa’el Al-Hussein Al-Khalif
9. Ahmad Jihaad Al-Yasseen
10. ‘Abdel-Had Mohammad Al-Shalaash
11. ‘Abdel-‘Aziz Al-Faraaj Al-Hindi
12. ‘Abdel-Qader Yousif Al-Mustafa
13. Hamza Ziad Al-Moussa
14. ‘Abdullah Al-Younis
15. ‘Abdel-Haqq Al-‘Osmaan
16. ‘Aboud Al-Mohammad Al-‘Abid Al-‘Afaara
17. Mohammad ‘Issa Al-Jaloud
18. ‘Abdel-Majeed Ahmad Al-Hashtar
19. Faysal Ghazi Al-‘Ameer
20. Ahmad Mohammad Al-Moussa
21. Qassim Moussa Al-Jaloud
22. Ammaar Ahmad Al-Hamid
23. Ibn Yasseen Al-‘Ajraawi
24. ‘Abdullah Al-Hamid Al-Ali Al-Wareedi
25. Hamza Mohammad Jaraah
26. Ghassan Yasseen Al-Halaal
27. Ahmad Taha’ Al-‘Arouf Badaariyya
28. Musa’ab Deiri Mashahour Al-‘Abeed
29. Rawaad ‘Awad ‘Aleiwi Al-Hamid
30. Kazem Mahmoud Al-Hamaad
31. ‘Imaad Ahmad Al-Hamid
32. ‘Abdel-Majeed Al-Hashatar
33. ‘Abdullah Al-Mohammad Al-Wareedi
34. ‘Abdullah ‘Abdel-Lateef Al-Fa’eer
35. Abu Salma Al-Leebi (Libyan)
36. ‘Ali Mustafa Al-‘Issa

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From what I gather ISIS flounders when fighting kurds or regieme fighters that are actually armed. They specialize in destroying helpless famillies and prisoners but their over inflated military prowess wont work against real soldiers. I am convinced even the yazidis could have repelled them had they been properly armed. One hundred isis fueled by their delusions wont stand against 10 real soldiers , even 10 kurdish girls, with hearts of lions in defence of their loved ones.

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