A series of operations begun in Iraq and Syria to eliminate the last Isis pockets. ISF launched “Lions of Al-Jazirah” against the Islamic State in Anbar, Salahuddin and Nineveh
A series of operations to destroy Isis pockets between the two countries has begun in Iraq and Syria. In the first nation the “Lions of Al-Jazirah” maneuvers are underway in Anbar, Salahuddin and Nineveh. These see the anti-terrorist forces of Baghdad engaged, supported by the local Air Force and the International Coalition, on three axes. The fourth, near the border with Syria, saw the arrival of large military units that will block possible Islamic State militiamen attempts to escape the towards the neighboring country. Moreover, on the other side of the border, Jazeera Storm’s SDF will seal the border. In addition, the ISF launched an offensive west of Tikrit to eliminate the last Daesh groups in the area.
In Syria, SDF oversee the eastern borders with Iraq, while Maghawir al-Thawra (MaT) attacks Daesh in Al-Tanf. The army of Damascus (SAA) works together with the PMF in Deir Ezzor. However, the large group of jihadists in the desert of Badia al-Sham remains standing
In Syria, on the other hand, two anti-ISIS operations are underway. The first, carried out by Maghawir al-Thawra (MaT) in the area of Al-Tanf and the second by the army of Damascus (SAA) together with the Iraqi PMF in Deir Ezzor, starting from Abu Kamal up to the border. The objective of both is the same: to eliminate the Islamic State pockets in the area and cut off the jihadists passage and supply routes between the two nations. However, the one in the Badia Al-Sham desert still remains. Several times the SAA has launched offensives, but so far it has never managed to destroy it. Indeed, since some time this has become more aggressive and some suppose that Daesh leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is hidden inside. Hence the need to keep the enemy away and extend the area of influence to escape elsewhere.