The strategy, however, has so far proved ineffective. In 2021 there were 455 strikes on IS, but only 34 jihadists killed. In addition, ambushes against the SAA continue.
The ISF have decimated the Isis chain of command in the Hamrin mountains in Diyala. Four other Islamic State leaders have been killed after the two in the last week
Isis in Iraq loses another four leaders, killed by the ISF in the Hamrin mountains. According to local sources these were among the most important heads of the Islamic State in Diyala and were responsible for most of the attacks against Baghdad’s forces and the local population. Their death effectively decimates the Daesh chain of command in the area, as the commander of all jihadists in the quadrant was eliminated last week. Then, it was the turn of “Abu Idris”, another top element of the militia, not only in the region but also throughout the Middle Eastern country. He also died during an operation by the anti-terrorist forces in the mountains. This started on 12 April and has no expiration date. The goal is to eliminate all group members and their networks of tunnels and hiding places.
Syria, the SDF extend the hunt for Daesh militiamen to the Deir Ezzor refugee camps. Meanwhile, Damascus has launched an offensive on two axes against IS jihadists in the desert of Badia Al-Sham
Meanwhile, in Syria, the SDF have extended the manhunt for the ISIS militants also to the refugee camps. In the past few hours, Jazeera Storm has scoured some structures in Deir Ezzor to make sure there were no elements of the Islamic State hidden among the displaced. The goal is to hunt down jihadists to prevent them from attacking the population. The last Daesh members in the province, in fact, are fleeing in two directions: either the desert of Badia Al-Sham or the border with Iraq. This is confirmed by the continuing attacks against the Syrian army (SAA) in the area of Abu Kamal. Damascus is trying to react with a new offensive on two axes (Suweida and Deir Ezzor), just begun. This is aimed at eliminating the last large IS resistance in the south of the country, west of the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV).