Synonyms of assailant
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aggressorThe aggressor in a fight or battle is the person, group, or country that starts it.
• They have been the aggressors in this conflict.
attackerYou can refer to a person who attacks someone as their attacker.
• There were signs that she had struggled with her attacker.
invaderInvaders are soldiers who are invading a country.
• The invaders were finally crushed in June 1719.
Thesaurus for assailant from the Collins English Thesaurus