The civilian resistance militias at the village of Ghariba in the Deir Ezzor Governate have successfully cleared the area of all ISIS militants after days of violent firefights. The Syrian Air Force aided the militias with daily airstrikes on ISIS targets, weakening the militants in the village and forcing them to retreat. When the battle broke-out this morning, the Syrian Air Force had destroyed an ISIS HQ inside the village, while also destroying 8 vehicles loaded with doshkas and 23 mm machine gun turrets. Before ISIS could flee the area, the resistance fighters killed 7 militants and wounded 4 others.

Civilians in Ghariba hoist the Syrian Arab Republic flag in the village.
Civilians in Ghariba hoist the Syrian Arab Republic flag in the village.

Al-Kanamat:

The Syrian Arab Army destroyed an ISIS weapons depot, stocked with heavy guns, ammunition, and electronic communication devices in the village of Al-Kanamat. According to a military source, 16 members of ISIS were killed and another 22 were wounded during the clashes. The ISIS militants killed at AL-Kanamat:

  1. ‘Abdel-Razzq Jamal (Egyptian)
  2. Mahmoud Rasoulaha (Tunisian)
  3. Amin ‘Abdullah Al-Seewari (Jordan)
  4. Sleiman Zayid (Deir Ezzor)
  5. Hashim Al-Khalif (Syrian)
  6. Sa’ad Al-Majbal (Syrian)
  7. Mahmoud Zayt (Syrian)
  8. Ayyam Al-Zakim (Syrian)
  9. Salih Matar (Syrian)
  10. Yazan Abdel-Adham (Syrian)
  11. Sari Barakat (Syrian)
  12. Ma’atasem ‘Omran (Syrian)
  13. ‘Ahmad Shakri (Syrian)
  14. ‘Abdel-Rahman Sabri (Syrian)
  15. Nadhim Mahmoud Ramadhan (Syrian)
  16. Mara’ay Kamal Ma’adhamaham (Tunisian)

Old City:

At the Old City in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army killed 5 ISIS militants and wounded 13 others during clashes this morning. Firefights broke-out when ISIS began firing mortar shells in the vicinity of SAA checkpoints, killing 2 soldiers; this prompted the SAA to bombard ISIS positions. The ISIS casualties are as followed:

  1. Hassan Hamza (Sudanese)
  2. Sa’adoun Jama (Iraqi)
  3. ‘Aadel Marwan (Libya)
  4. Khatam Musaleh (Syrian)
  5. Uknown (no identification)
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The wounded and captured:

  1. ‘Ahmad Al-Harsh (Syrian)
  2. Mouzahim ‘Abdoun (Iraqi)
  3. ‘Abdul-Khaliq ‘Adnan (Iraqi)
  4. Nasser Al-Khodhor (Iraqi)
  5. Mazen Kanaan (Lebanese)

River St. 

Members of the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard ambushed an ISIS convoy at River St. in Deir Ezzor City, killing 3 militants and wounding 1 other.

Al-Mayadeen/Abukamal:

The Syrian Air Force carried out 16 airstrikes in the Al-Mayadeen and Abukamal districts of Deir Ezzor, targeting ISIS hideouts and positions all around the countryside.

Al-Rasafa:

12 ISIS militants and 3 SAA soldiers were killed during a firefight outside of the Industrial Center of the Al-Rasafa Quarter in Deir Ezzor City. ISIS has attempted to breach the SAA’s frontline 3 times over the last 4 days; each time, the SAA has repelled the attacks. The SAA is steadily gaining ground in this area, as they have advanced 400 meters in the direction of the Euphrates River.

Deir Ezzor Military Airport:

Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine’s presence has provided much needed moral support and morale for the soldiers entrenched at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport. Earlier today, the Republican Guard continued its onslaught on ISIS positions in the vicinity of the military airport, killing over 20 militants in the process. Pictures from the airport show the area secured and no ISIS militants to be found.

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