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With the beginning of Ramadan, the manhunts for the ISIS militia n Iraq and Syria intensified. In Deir Ezzor the SDF search towns and villages to neutralise the Islamic State cells
Manunting of ISIS cells intensifies, both in Syria and in Iraq. Especially after some attacks that elements of the Islamic State have made against the civilians. Jazeera Storm troops are carrying out a series of targeted operations in some cities, villages and refugee camps in Deir Ezzor to identify and neutralize small groups of Daesh jihadists, who have hidden themselves among the population. They carry out hit and run attacks on civilians and isolated SDF patrols, causing deaths and injuries. The mysterious Sand Hippos and elements of the Global Coalition also participate in the maneuvers. Objective: to block the wave of attacks before it even increases thanks to the beginning of Ramadan. Historically, in fact, IS fundamentalists have always struck in this period to affirm their power with terror.
In Mosul, the ISF hunt the Daesh jihadists and distribute weapons to the inhabitants of 50 villages
A massive manhunt against ISIS militiamen is also underway in Iraq for the same reason. The last operation took place in Mosul, where the ISF arrested a jihadist of the Islamic State, who had hidden in the Al Salamiyah refugee camp. The man was gathering information on local security forces and their families. Others are taking place in different areas of the Middle Eastern country. Confirming that Daesh cells still pose a risk to the civilians, the Baghdad army has planned to distribute weapons to the population in 50 villages near Mosul. The decision was taken at a meeting between military leaders and local tribal leaders.
Isis carries out hit and run attacks in Iraq and Syria with 3 objectives: to create panic among the population, take revenge for the defeats suffered and to resupply
The ISIS militiamen in Iraq and Syria attack civilians and the military for three reasons: the first is to sow panic among the population, in order to make them believe that the Islamic State is still alive and strong; the second is revenge for the total defeat suffered in the two countries and the third is to resupply. The Daesh jihadist groups, unlike the individual elements, live hidden due to the SDF operations to track them in Deir Ezzor and of the ISF manoveurs throughout the nation. As a result, they cannot expose themselves much to finding resources. Moreover, they move continuously and mainly at night to reduce the risk of being discovered. Therefore, they exploit flash attacks against easy targets to recover what they need.