General of the Syrian army Isaam Zahreddin responsible for the defense of the Deir ez-Zor was blown up by a mine and died. On Wednesday, October 18, reports channel Al-Mayadeen.
It is noted that this occurred during the offensive of the Syrian army. The bomb was planted near the road in the district Habagat-es-Saqr.
Zahreddine called one of the most famous generals of the government forces, who played a significant role in the civil war in Syria, and the most prominent representatives of the local Druze community. Its representatives have repeatedly criticized him for what he is fighting on the side of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
The General took part in the battle for Aleppo, but for the last 3.5 years he was responsible for the defense of the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor. In early September, Assad congratulated Zahreddine with the lifting of the blockade.
The son of Zahreddine, Yarob, also is fighting on the side of government forces in Deir-ez-Zor.