According to opposition sources, 36 ISIS militants were killed as a result of US-led coalition airstrikes on an ISIS HQ at the Arba’een St. in the city of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor’s countryside.
Aws Al-Ansari, a former commander of Jund Al-Aqsa and a Norwegian terrorist, was allegedly killed in the airstrikes. A Tunisian terrorist Abu Al-Hayjar and a Saudi terrorist Abu al-Walid, high ranking ISIS commanders with a bad reputation, were also reportedly killed.
In Deir Ezzor city violent, clashes continued between the Syrian Army and ISIS in Rushdiya district where, according to local sources, ISIS shelled civilians with mortars in Tawba Mosque, Adnan Akkab School, and Al-Wadi Street. Syrian Air Force jets bombarded ISIS positions inside the city and its surroundings.
According to opposition sources, ISIS fighters have started fortifying Mayadeen City in Deir Ezzor’s countryside as a result of the Syrian Army’s advances on the eastern fronts and the increasing bombardment of the region by the US-led coalition.
Some reports suggest that the American Coalition is planning an impending offensive on Deir Ezzor province considering that Mayadeen is now ISIS’s most important remaining stronghold in both Iraq and Syria after their loss of Mosul and the imminent collapse in Raqqa.