The Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard has killed over 120 Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) militants since Wednesday on Sakr Island (Hajeewa Sakr) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. The 104th Brigade has taken control of most of the island, with 90 percent of the territory now under their helm since the capture of a strategic checkpoint earlier this week. ISIS has been unable to reinforce their entrenched fighters in the northern part of Sakr Island as the 104th Brigade has control over the two imperative suspension bridges linking the island to the mainland.

Identified ISIS fighters killed since Wednesday:

1. Hassan Mohammad As’ad (Syrian from Deir Ezzor)
2. Shamir Bassaam (Syrian from Deir Ezzor)
3. Yasseen Basheer (Syrian from Deir Ezzor)
4. Raghab Ahmad ‘Ali (Syrian from Ar-Raqqa)
5. Lu’ayy ‘Uthman (Syrian)
6. Khaldoun Rafeeq (Syrian)
7. Fadi Magheer (Syrian)
8. Hussein Al-Jaraad (Syrian)
9. Mazen Ameen (Syrian)
10. Fadel Ghassan (Syrian)
11. Ma’amir Kassar (Syrian)
12. ‘Abdel-Rahman Hassan Al-Sammari (Syrian)
13. Abu Suhayb Al-Mughrabi (Moroccan)
14. Ibrahim Farouq (Syrian)
15. ‘Adnan Al-Khal (Syrian)
16. ‘Abdullah Waka’ (Syrian)
17. Rami Al-Khalif (Syrian)
18. Iyass ‘Abdel-Malek (Syrian)
19. Rifa’at Mouloud (Syrian)
20. Mohammad Kamaal (Syrian)
21. Hisham AL-Zara’a (Syrian)
22. ‘Abdel Al-Maheed Ahmad (Syrian Arab Army deserter from Aleppo)
23. Firas Jamaal (Syrian)
24. Qateeba Zeidan (Syrian)
25. ‘Ali Hataab (Syrian)
26. Ahmad Shebli “Abu Zayd” (Syrian)
27. Fouaz ‘Abid Hameel (Syrian from Ar-Raqqa)
28. Ibrahim Al-Yasseen (Syrian from Deir Ezzor)
29. Saleh ‘Abdullah Matar (Syrian from Deir Ezzor)
30. ‘Ali ‘Abdel-Sameed (Syrian)
31. Yahya Al-Dahan (Syrian)
32. Farouq Sha’aeeb (Syrian)
33. Toufeeq Al-Khasham (Syrian)
34. Ri’ad Halal (Syrian)
35. Sha’aban Darwish (Syrian)
36. Khalid Al-Baati (Syrian from Deir Ezzor)
37. ‘Abdel-Malek Al-Ramadan (Syrian)
38. Rajab Khalouf (Syrian)
39. Wa’el Al-Tayib (Syrian)
40. ‘Aatif Mahmoud (Syrian)
41. Jamaal Tahasseen (Syrian)
42. Mashna AL-Khadeer (Syrian)
43. Nasser Hassoun (Syrian)
44. Fadi Kardoush (Syrian)
45. Aymen AL-Jassim (Syrian)
46. Suheib Anour (Syrian)
47. Abu Shaher Al-Jazeeri (Algerian)
48. Mohammad Abu Hazeefa (Algerian)
49. Abu Hariri Al-Mughrabi (Moroccan)
50. ‘Aadal Abu Assahaq (Libyan)
51. ‘Abdel-Rahman Hassan Al-Samaawi (Syrian)

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In the Industrial Zone (Al-Sina’a Quarter) of the Deir Ezzor District, ISIS continues to bombard the 104th Brigade’s positions; however, the former has been unable to breach the latter’s frontline defenses due to heavy resistance. ISIS is suffering substantial losses at Al-Sina’a because of the 104th Brigade’s fortifications and the Syrian Air Force’s ferocious assault from the sky.

Identified ISIS fighters killed at Al-Sina’a:

1. Mohammad ‘Alaadeen (Syrian)
2. Zaaker ‘Abdel-Hameed (Syrian)
3. Ibrahim Al-Kabeesi (Syrian)
4. ‘Umar ‘Abdel-Mohsen (Syrian)
5. ‘Imad Abdel-Nour (Tunisian)
6. Ghanaam Al-Qassam (Syrian)
7. Thamer Al-Saleh (Syrian)
8. ‘Attallah Mohammad (Syrian)
9. Fayaz ‘Akrash (Syrian)
10. Amjad Toufeeq (Syrian)
11. Ahmad Khalil Al-‘Abeed (Syrian)
12. Mohammad Hazeefa (Algerian)
13. Yaman ‘Awad (Syrian)
14. Sa’eed ‘Akkab (Syrian)
15. Khalil Baha’a (Syrian)
16. ‘Abdel-Salaam Mahmoud (Syrian)
17. Ahmad ‘Abbas (Syrian)
18. Fouad Sawaadi (Syrian)
19. Saher Al-Najim (Syrian)

Two tunnels were unearthed in Deir Ezzor over the last three days by the 104th Brigade; these were later destroyed by the latter after their discovery. The first was in the Old Airport District, where the 104th Brigade discovered a 30 meter tunnel stockpiled with weapons and ammunition, along with a small sleeping quarter for ISIS militants. The second tunnel was much larger, stretching out 100 meters (1.5 meters high) under the Al-‘Arfi Quarter in Deir Ezzor. The 104th Brigade destroyed the tunnel after killing 8 ISIS militants who refused to surrender. The tunnel was filled with weapons, ammunition, telecommunication devices, drugs, televisions, and dozens of boxes filled with Tawheed flags (ISIS banner).

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