Daesh at Ezzor loses Baghuz and the access to Iraq from the south of the province
Daesh can no longer enter Iraq from the south of the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. The SDF of the Jazeera Storm (Cizire Storm) operation have chased the Islamic State out of Baghuz, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, cutting out the militiamen from the access to the border with the neighboring country. Isis, therefore, was locked and isolated between Hajin and Harse, near Abu Kamal (Al Bukamal). The Arab-Kurdish forces, after having taken the city, have immediately reinforced the stations in the area, as most probably the jihadists will very soon launch series of attacks to take it back. The control over the area is strategic for their survival in the quadrant. In parallel, however, they are starting to move towards Harse to reduce the area of influence of the group and to hold it in a vicelike grip. As a matter of fact, in the past hours the SDF have met the Iraqi ISF to coordinate the defense along the borders and to prevent being ambushed from behind by the fundamentalists.
Islamic State in Syria is split in three separate and isolated sections. The first one in the south between Hajin and Harse, the second in the west in the desert of Hamad (Badija) and the third in the east in the MERV
For Daesh in Syria the loss of Baghuz represents a very hard blow . As a matter of fact, the city of Deir Ezzor was essential to keep the route towards Iraq open. All the reinforcements and supplies for the militiamen of the Islamic State in the southern province came from here. In particular towards Hajin and Abu Kamal. And besides this, all the jihadists sent to launch attacks in the neighboring country passed through here. As a result, in the country Isis is now split into three big separated and isolated groups. The first one is west of the Hamad (Badija) desert; the second in the south of the province and the third in the east, right into the Middle Euphrates Valley (MERV), however pressed along the border between Syria and Iraq. In between the three pockets of resistance are the SDF east of the Euphrates and the army of Damascus (SAA) on the western bank.