At Deir Ezzor the SDF offensive against Daesh south of Hasakah has started at full blast. The objectives are to reach the border with Iraq and achieve full control over the road between Shaddaday and Suwar
At Deir Ezzor the SDF offensive against Daesh south of Hasakah has started at full blast. The Arab-Kurdish forces, a few hours from the beginning of the maneuvers, have chased the Islamic State out of Tal Manakh and Al-Dahu, getting closer to the eastern border between Syria and Iraq. Not long before, instead, they had defeated Isis at Al-Nammurah. The next steps will be Matari, Fadghami, Mawqi as Sabkah, Al Badi ash Sharqi and Shadid. The objective of the operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) is dual: on one side to reach the border to cut out any possible arrival of reinforcements from the Umm Adh Dhiban pass in the neighboring country. On the other side to take full control over the highway which goes from Shaddaday to As Suwar and beyond. This in order to be able to move troops, vehicles and supplies rapidly anywhere within the Middle Euphrates Valley (MERV) when the offensive against the jihadists becomes more intensive.
The Islamic State intensifies the attacks against the Syrian army (SAA) at Abu Kamal. Isis tries in every way to find itself an escape corridor towards the desert of Badiya in the west
Meanwhile, Daesh has intensified its attacks against the Syrian army (SAA) south of Deir Ezzor in the area of Abu Kamal (Al Bukamal). The jihadists of the Islamic State are trying at any cost to find in the province a safe corridor, which may allow them to reach the desert of Badiya, where there is a large group of militiamen. Isis, in fact, controls the triangle between the city, Mayadeeen and the T3 base. It is the only chance they have to try to move towards the borders with Jordan and Iraq, as with the conquest of Badush from the SDF – supported by the ISF of Baghdad – the southern route has been definitely closed. To the east and the north, moreover, it is unthinkable to move because of the presence of Arab-Kurdish forces and of the air fighters of the International Coalition. Therefore, the last hopes left are concentrated on the west. Moreover, it will not be long before the beginning of the offensive between Hajin and Harse.