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Game over for Isis at Deir Ezzor. The Jazeera Storm’ SDF defeated the Islamic State in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV). In a few days the announcement of the liberation of the province
Isis Deir Ezzor is over, the SDF have defeated the militants tregaining all of Baghuz Fawqani. The battle between Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) troops ended, although not yet formally. This is because there are still small pockets of jihadists, which according to local sources will require a couple of days to be eliminated. At the end there will be an official ceremony to celebrate the liberation of the Syrian province from Daesh. During the day the Arab-Kurdish forces launched the final assault on the last buildings and tents, still controlled by IS. These resisted, but soon were annihilated. Meanwhile, medical teams and IED experts arrived in the village of the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV). The firsts will treat the wounded and the sick, while the latters will begin to clean up the area from the mines and the devices that the fundamentalists have planted.
The Syrian army (SAA) launches operations to wipe out the Daesh militia in the Badia al-Sham desert. Damascus fears that they can try to reach Idlib and join HTS
Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) has started a series of operations against Isis in the Badia Al-Sham desert. The soldiers of Damascus want to free the area from the Islamic State, before this reorganize and tries to move north in the direction of Idlib. It is here, in fact, the only place in the Middle East country where Daesh jihadists can still feel partially safe and have some chance of escape. This thanks to the presence of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), with whom the militia have signed a kind of alliance, and the proximity of the border with Turkey. In fact, however, at least in the east, for IS it is game over in Syria. The game ended with the greatest possible loss: the dream of the Caliphate disintegrated and a military defeat on all fronts.
The dream of the IS Caliphate disintegrated thanks to a mix of four elements: the SDF, the Coalition, paramilitary groups like the Sand Hippos and the population
The end of Isis in Eastern Syria was possible thanks to a mix of four elements: the SDF of Jazeera Storm, the International Coalition, autonomous paramilitary groups such as the Sand Hippos and the population. The firsts fought the Islamic State with honor and courage, even in the darkest moments like the Turkish offensive in northern Syria. The second provided constant military (strategic and tactical), logistical and intelligence support. In addition, Donald Trump’s US has kept the promise not to go away until Daesh was finally defeated. Formations like the group of “ghosts” have, instead, operated behind enemy lines, sowing panic and chaos among the militia. Finally, civilians have rebelled against IS after years of abuse and barbarism, becoming protagonists in the manhunt against the fugitives and providing the forces in the field with valuable information on the enemy.