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Belgian ISIL Commander Killed by Syrian Army in Deir Ezzur

23 March 2016 23:04



The top field commander of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Deir Ezzur province was reportedly killed by the Syrian Army when his unit launched a large-scale offensive to seize the provincial capital, a source reported on Wednesday.

According to a source from the Syrian Army’s Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, the ISIL commander was identified as “Salahiddeen Al-Beljiki”, a veteran terrorist from Belgium.

One day after Al-Beljiki’s death, the Syrian Armed Forces also reported the death of another ISILL field command “Sayaf Al-Baqawi”, nom de guerre “Sayaf Al-Mughrabi.

Al-Baqawi’s was a Moroccan national that led ISIL’s “Al-Bitar Battalions” in the battle for Deir Ezzur province and his death was reported to the Moroccan authorities after his identification.

The ISIL terrorist group has in the last few days sustained heavy casualties and huge damage on its hardware in fierce clashes with the Syrian army in the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur.

The sources said the Syrian army killed and injured a large number of terrorists in tough battles in the city of Deir Ezzur, imposing another setback on ISIL militants in their recent attempts to infiltrate into government-held areas.

Battlefield reports said, at least, five foreign fighters were among the ISIL casualties in the latest round of clashes in Deir Ezzur.

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