The Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade (Harss Al-Jamhouri) has resumed their offensive at ‘Ayyash in northern Deir Ezzor, attacking an Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) command-and-control center in the northwest part of village.
According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the 104th Brigade was able to advance past the cornfield adjacent the C & C center, killing a confirmed 9 ISIS militants and capturing a bulldozer in the process.
An ISIS contingent attempted to break into the recently captured Al-Mari’iyah; however, they were repelled after sustaining heavy casualties while trying to cross through the farms in the eastern part of the village.
Among the dead ISIS militants at Al-Mari’iyah was a Moroccan field commander “Abu Bilaal Al-Maghrabi” – he was identified by one of his captured fighters.
The Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) carried out 19 airstrikes over the province of Deir Ezzor on Sunday, targeting ISIS gatherings in Abukamaal, Al-Mayadeen, Al-Sina’a, Haweeja Sakr, Al-Haweeqa, and ‘Ayyash.