The Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard is in the final stages of capturing Sakr Island (Haweeja Sakr) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate after advancing to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) stronghold at Central Park. Artillery shells and gunfire from Sakr Island can be heard throughout the day and night in the Deir Ezzor District, where civilians attempt to maintain normalcy despite the looming danger nearby.

ISIS has suffered a significant amount of casualties over the last few weeks in the Ezzor Governorate due to intense firefights with 104th Brigade and the prevalent air raids by the Syrian Air Force and Anti-ISIS Coalition. According to a military source, over 40 ISIS fighters were killed over the weekend and another 20 surrendered to security forces at Sakr Island alone, with another 30 plus killed on the outskirts of the city.

Identified ISIS fighters killed at Sakr Island over the weekend:

1. Ahmad Al-Khalif Al-‘Ayyash
2. ‘Abdel-Majeed Ismaa’eel (Egyptian)
3. ‘Abdal-Fataah Nafa’a
4. ‘Abdel-Mana’am Al-Anizi (Saudi)
5. Mo’atiz Hishaam (Egyptian explosives expert)
6. Mouawiyya Al-Ziad (Iraqi)
7. ‘Abdel-Fataah Al-Leebi (Libyan)
8. Ahmad Al-‘Abdullah (AKA Abu Talha)
9. Bassam Marwan
10. Ahmad Rahaam
11. ‘Ali Al-Mohammad
12. ‘Abdel-Aziz Mohammad
13. Qusay Bahjat
14. Ahmad Al-Naaji

Verified ISIS fighters captured at Sakr Island:

1. ‘Abdullah Khalouf
2. ‘Issam Ahmad
3. Taha Yousif
4. Mazaaham Fayad
5. Haazam Shouhan
6. Waheed Khaled
7. ‘Umran Jamaal
8. Sarhaan Khalouf
9. Haatem ‘Akaawi
10. Tamouz Al-Ahmad
11. Ashraf ‘Abdullah
12. Ghaleb Fou’az
13. Yahya Al-Jassim
14. Nadeem ‘Awad
15. ‘Usama ‘Abdel-Rahman
16. Fadi ‘Abdel-Fataah
17. Hassan Khalil
Other ISIS casualties and captured fighters identified:

Al-Sina’a:

1. Zakaraya Hassan
2. Bara’a Mustafa Mohammad
3. Mohannad Ameen ‘Abdel-Samad
4. Tamaam Al-Hamad (Captured)
5. Ma’yan Hamadaan (Captured)
6. Khaled Habaab (Captured)
7. Tahar Al-Dakhoul (Captured)
8. Ramiz Al-Jawahari (Captured)

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Siyassiya Bridge:

1. Kaassar Ahmad
2. Khaled Sha’alan (Captured)
3. Hassan ‘Assaaf (Captured)
4. Shadi Al-Hajj Mohammad (Captured)
5. Rifa’a Suleiman (Captured)
6. ‘Anour Ghazi (Captured)

Sheikh Yasseen:

1. Abu Zayd Al-Banishi (Tunisian)
2. Abu Tamaam Qadeer

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