Syrian Military Appoints New Commander Of Forces In Deir Ezzor Following Death Of Gen Zahreddin

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Syrian Military Appoints New Commander Of Forces In Deir Ezzor Following Death Of Gen Zahreddin

The article is provided by Islamic World News exclusively for SouthFront

The Syrian military has appointed Gen Ghassan Tarragon as the new commander of Syrian forces in Deir Ezzor city.

Gen Tarragon replaced Republican Guard Gen Issam Zahreddine killed near Deir Ezzor city earlier this month.

According to the released information, Gen Tarraf has been one of the senior commanders of the Syrian Army in Dara’a and Deir Ezzor and a comrade of Gen Zahreddine during the siege of Deir Ezzor.

Syrian Military Appoints New Commander Of Forces In Deir Ezzor Following Death Of Gen Zahreddin Syrian Military Appoints New Commander Of Forces In Deir Ezzor Following Death Of Gen Zahreddin

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  • US mail postal service

    Isn’t tiger suppose to be liberating the city?

    • Barba_Papa

      The Tigers are probably advancing south towards Bukamal. If the SAA has any smarts that is.

      • dutchnational

        Not trying to recapture Saqr Island anymore?

        Btw, does anybody know what happened to the small SAA bridgehead near Diban, north of Mayadin?

        • Kennethllindsy

          Doesn’t Saqr Island have fire control over the airbase and Dez City?

          • palebluedot

            Helluva waste to lose Zahreddine on Saqr, IMO. Air Force should have just pummeled the cockroaches silly. Watching Zahreddine pull a single rowboat containing 5-6 troops back and forth onto the Island…SMH.

            Another thing I just don’t quite get: why is it only about 1 in 20 Syrian soldiers wears a #!##@%**&^% helmet?

        • Barba_Papa

          How important is Saqr island in the grand scheme of things right now? How important is taking the ISIS held parts on the Western bank of the Euphrates currently? It’s not like those ISIS guys will go anywhere. They’re surrounded on both sides of the Euphrates by the SAA. Let that particular apple fall when its ripe, meanwhile concentrate on more important matters.

  • Kennethllindsy

    Not exactly accurate. Zahreddine’s 1st replacement was killed after 2 days on the job. So this makes him the 2nd replacement for Zahreddine.

    • RGtz98

      Who was the first ?

      • Kennethllindsy

        Washington Post Reporter Louisa LoveLuck posted on twitter 4 hours ago, with link to story in Arabic.

        • Martijn Van Grambeke

          Crazy. Is there a rat in the house?

          • Kennethllindsy

            Over/under is one week.
            During siege, ISIS forces were spread over much greater area.
            Now they are concentrated and literally fighting for their lives.

      • dutchnational

        A colonel who was also killed on Saqr Island. The name is in a comment I made earlier, forgot the name by now.

    • Joe Doe

      Just wonder how many days this one will lest

    • gold37

      The “1st replacement” that you speak of was never named as the new commander, till he “got killed”. It’s not SAA’s style.