On Saturday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) overconfidence in the Deir Ezzor Governorate proved detrimental to them this weekend, as the Shaytat Tribesmen at Al-‘Asharat overwhelmed the terrorist group with a powerful attack inside this town located in this desert province’s eastern countryside.

The Shaytat Tribesmen launched their assault at dawn on Saturday morning, when they stormed ISIS’ defenses at the Al-Hikmat Hospital’s front entrance, killing 18 enemy combatants from this terrorist group before the fighting subsided at nightfall.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Shaytat Tribesmen killed the following identified ISIS militants: “Abu Al-Harath Al-Sa’oudi” (Saudi), Ahmad Fahd Al-‘Abboud, ‘Ali Hassan Al-Khalil, Ibrahim ‘Ali Al-‘Abdullah, Nader Jami’yat Al-Mohassan, and Jami’yat Al-Ghadaban.

Meanwhile, inside the provincial capital, ISIS attempted to break-through the Syrian Arab Army’s frontline defenses at the Army Base to the north of the Artillery Battalion Base; however, the soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division were able to fend-off the terrorist group’s assault.

To the east of the Artillery Battalion Base, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard – in coordination with the Shaytat Tribesmen and National Defense Forces (NDF) – countered ISIS’ advances at the Al-Muri’iyah Farms, killing two dozen enemy combatants from the terrorist group before they recovered the potato farms.

Elsewhere, a platoon from the SAA’s 137th Brigade carried out a surprise attack on ISIS’ defenses near Jabal Al-Bardeh in order to alleviate the pressure on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport; this attack resulted in the destruction of an ISIS hideout and the death of 13 enemy combatants.

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