Deir ez-Zor insurgency (2019)

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Deir ez-Zor insurgency (2019)
Part of the Syrian Civil War
Date28 March 2019 – present
(2 months, 3 weeks and 3 days)
Status Ongoing

Free Syrian Army

  • Revolutionaries in the Land of Deir ez-Zor
Tahrir al-Sham
Units involved

Free Syrian Army

  • Revolutionaries in the land of Deir ez-Zor
    • Descendants of Abu Bakr as-Sadiq Battalion
    • Al-Jura Martyrs' Battalion
    • Revolutionaries of Muhasan Battalion
Casualties and losses
Unknown 13+ killed (rebel claim)

The Deir ez-Zor insurgency (2019) is an armed insurgency being waged by anti-Syrian government insurgents in government-held parts of Deir ez-Zor province.


On 28 March 2019, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham claimed responsibility for an attack against pro-government forces belonging to the 4th brigade in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate that reportedly left a number of pro-government fighters dead. This also marked the first time since 2014 that al-Nusra has had a presence in the area. Two days later, a Free Syrian Army-aligned insurgent group was established called "The Revolutionaries in the land of Deir Ez-Zor". The group announced its establishment on twitter and released a statement as well, claiming to have killed 9 pro-government forces and injuring 5 others in the neighborhoods of Hawiqa and Harabesh in the city of Deir ez-Zor.

On 12 April, the Revolutionaries in the Land of Deir ez-Zor claimed to have killed a Syrian Army colonel named Ali Samir al-Jeeb on the Deir ez-Zor-Damascus highway. Three days later, they also claimed to have killed a Brigadier General, a Major and a 1st Lieutenant from the Syrian Army, as well as wounding dozens others.

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