Capitalizing on a sandstorm that swept throughout Syria’s Deir Ezzor province yesterday, ISIS militants launched a powerful assault against pro-government forces on the western bank of the Euphrates River.
Whilst most of the attacks came from the west, ISIS also launched an assault across the Euphrates from the east in what was an obvious attempt to surprise pro-government forces.
The main pro-government formation to encounter the ISIS cross-river assault was the Palestinian Liwa al-Quds paramilitary group.
Fighters from the pro-government militia report that one of their positions near the Euphrates shoreline was the focus point of the ISIS assault.
In the end, Liwa al-Quds not only completely repelled the ISIS surprise attack, but also succeeded in killing dozens of ISIS terrorists as well as capturing several more.