[Sheitat Tribesmen, tired but triumphant]
February 11, 2016
On Thursday morning in eastern Deir Ezzor, local tribal fighters carried out a powerful assault on the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) positions at their main headquarters inside the city of Albukamal near the Iraqi border-crossing into the Al-‘Anbar Governorate. According to government sources that remain in contact with the Sheitat Tribesmen, the tribal fighters established full control over the ‘Aisha National Hospital after a violent battle with the ISIS terrorists who converted this medical facility into a military base.
The source added that the local tribal fighters also carried out several attacks around the ‘Aisha Hospital’s large neighborhoods, while Russian fighter jets provided the necessary back-up to crush ISIS’ resistance against the Deir Ezzor popular committees inside the city of Albukamal.
Syrian state media reported that the tribal fighters raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic; however, no footage or photos have been released from the hospital to confirm this news.