The Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard (Harss Al-Jamhouri) has reportedly captured sector 1 and 2 of the protective barriers at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport after fierce clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) over the last 72 hours.
ISIS militants have attempted to infiltrate into the Deir Ezzor Military Airport on at least 4 occasions over the course of 3 days, resulting in their brief infiltration towards the 1st and 2nd sector of the base.
In Al-Mari’iyah, Al-Jafra, and Haweeja Al-Sakr (Sakr Island), the Syrian Arab Air (SAAF) Force launched 8 airstrikes on ISIS positions in these areas, destroying a number of militant sites in the process.
According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the 104th Brigade captured a large part of the Al-Jubeileh and Al-Sina’a Quarters inside the provincial capital; this has forestalled ISIS’ progress on the western bank of the Euphrates River.
Firefights are still ongoing in Al-Jubeileh and Al-Sina’a; however, the military source further added that the situation is under control and that the 104th Brigade has repelled the ISIS counter-attack at the local bank in Al-Jubeileh.
At Al-Jafra, the 104th Brigade has jumped on the offensive after capturing the farm adjacent to them village of Al-Mari-iyah – the SAA also destroyed an ISIS T-55 tank during their successful attack.
The new emir of ISIS in Deir Ezzor has been killed – he was named the emir 48 hours before he was reportedly killed. The militant leader was identified as Hammam Al-Tayaani of Deir Ezzor.