A double offensive against Isis is underway in Deir Ezzor. West of the Euphrates, Russian fighters bomb IS positions in the Rusafa desert and the SAA creates fixed posts. In the East, the SDF increase the pressure on Busayrah, Shahil and Dhiban
A double offensive against Isis is underway in Deir Ezzor. West of the Euphrates, Russian fighters bombed several jihadist posts in the Rusafa desert. In addition, allied troops of the Syrian Army (SAA) have set up five new fixed garrisons between Dweir and Al-Jalaa. In the east, however, the SDF launched a series of targeted raids against IS between Busayrah, Dhiban and Shahil. Lastly, the Kurdish special forces captured an entire cell of militiamen, as well as a large amount of weapons, ammunition and explosives. During the search, some computers and documents were also found, deemed of great interest and immediately sent to intelligence for in-depth analysis. The maneuvers follow the creation of some checkpoints in the three cities, aimed at reducing the operational capacity and freedom of movement of terrorists in the quadrant.
The maneuvers arose as a IS is trying to raise its head in the Syrian province
The double offensive against Isis in Deir Ezzor arose from the fact that recently the jihadists tried to raise their heads, both against the Syrian army and the SDF. West of the Euphrates there was a boom in attacks on economic and military targets linked to the SAA, despite soldiers having repeatedly carried out operations in the Badia al-Sham desert to neutralize IS cells. East of the river, on the other hand, the terrorists try to “disturb” the enemy, so that this eases the pressure on them. In particular, on the logistics and support networks, as well as group leaders in the region. The Arab-Kurdish forces and Inherent Resolve, in fact, are beating on both axes with targeted and continuous raids, which show no sign of abating. Rather. Also, the targets hit are increasingly important.