Legendary Syrian commander killed in Deir Ezzor

Fighting the ultraconservative group of the Islamic state for 3 years, defending the years-long besieged city of Deir Ezzor, Major General Issam Zahruddein, martyred, Wednesday.

The 56-year-old veteran officer, has been killed while Army advancing against the terrorists organization in Huaijat Sakr island – southwest the city – , when a landmine struck his armored vehicle, military sources said.

Commander of the elite 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, General Zahruddein has managed – over the last few years – to repel the most virulent ISIS attacks on Deir Ezzor city, the military airbase and Syrian Army’s positions around, killing hundreds.

The staff of Muraselon website send massive condolences to the family of Gen. Issam Zahruddein.