ISIL insurgency in Deir ez-Zor (2019)

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ISIL insurgency in Deir ez-Zor (2019)
Part of the Syrian Civil War
Date21 August 2018 – present
Status Ongoing
 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Syrian Democratic Forces
 United States
4,000 - 5,000 fighters unknown
Casualties and losses

203 killed[1]

4 servicemen killed
77 civilians killed[2]

The ISIL insurgency in Deir ez-Zor refers to a series of armed guerilla and insurgent attacks carried out by ISIL militants, following the defeat in the Deir ez-Zor campaign (2017–2019) against the Syrian Democratic Forces.[3]


November 13, 2019 – Isis militants in Darnaj Dery Ez Zur claimed to have captured and summarily executed an SDF militiaman with a knife

November 13, 2019 – Deir Ezzor unknown gunmen attack one of the SDF military posts in the shaqra village in the western countryside

November 14, 2019 – Dier Ezzor SDF patrols closed all crossings in Shuhail with SDF deployed with all equipment for all combatants along the Euphrates river in Shuhail

November 14, 2019 – According to pro Assad media, fierce clashes have occurred between Syrian army forces and ISIS militants in a remote area near the T3 pump station in eastern Syrian Homs

November 19, 2019 – ISIS launches an attack against the positions of pro Assad forces outside the village of Shula south of the city of Deir Ezzor


  1. ^ "An explosion targets a commander in Deir Ezzor Military Council, kills 3 of his escorts and wounds him north of Deir Ezzor • the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights". 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ ""Revenge war for al-Sham State" continues through targeting by ISIS cells for SDF members east Euphrates • the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights". 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ "ISIS cells continue their operations east of Euphrates and target a checkpoint of SDF north Deir Ezzor within the continuation of the "revenge war for the Sham State" • the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights". 18 April 2019.