On Friday morning inside the provincial capital of the Deir Ezzor Governortate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) – seized a supply tunnel that belonged to the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) in the Old Airport District after a violent battle that lasted for over two hours.
The Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade reportedly confiscated a large supply of weapons, ammunition, and telecommunication devices while also killing 3 enemy combatants inside this 18 meter long tunnel under the Old Airport District.
According to a military source inside of Deir Ezzor City, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Air Brigade and their allies have reentered the Old Airport District after a 9 month hiatus in which the ISIS terrorists attempted to seize buildings along Ghassan ‘Abboud Street.
Meanwhile, at the Al-Rashidiyah District in the downtown area of Deir Ezzor City, ISIS attempted to infiltrate into the Faculty of Arts building near Cinema Fouad Street; however, they were routed by the soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade before they could break-through the building’s barriers.
Northwest of Deir Ezzor City, the Syrian Armed Forces and ISIS clashed inside the Al-Baghayliyah District, as the latter attempted to capture both Al-Jazeera University and Tal-Al-Rawad (Al-Rawad Hill) – they would be repelled before nightfall on Friday evening.