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Syria, Isis continues to take advantage of Turkey’s offensive to expand

Daesh takes advantage of the Turkish offensive in the north to try to expand into Syria. The militiamen of the Islamic State attack from Homs to Deir Ezzor, passing through Raqqa and Hasaka. Furthermore, the Isis Brides organize a revolt in the Al-Hol camp

Isis continues to try to expand in central and eastern Syria, taking advantage of the ongoing Turkish offensive to the north. The Islamic State militiamen carried out a series of indiscriminate attacks throughout the region, from Homs to Deir Ezzor, passing through Raqqa and Hasaka. In the first province the jihadists killed 17 soldiers of the Damascus army (SAA) towards Soukhna, while in the second they hit a pro-Iran militia base at Abu Kamal. In the third, however, Daesh elements have launched an attack on Mansoura, rejected after a few hours by the SDF. In the latter, instead, there was an attempt to escape from the Al-Hol camp, which hosts 12,000 IS elements and about 80,000 family members. Some terrorist wives attacked the guards and set fire to the tents. Furthermore, they tried to make handmade bombs. Security has intervened by blocking the revolt, but some “Isis brides” have managed to escape.

Ankara also provides unexpected help to the Islamic State by bombing al-Chirkin’s prison. The structure is home to the most dangerous Daesh jihadists

Now that the offensive of Turkey in Syria is providing great advantages to Isis is an established fact. Both because the maneuvers have forced the bulk of the SDF to head north, reducing the vigilance and security in the eastern region, and because the Ankara soldiers themselves give unexpected gifts to the jihadists of the Islamic State. The last one was the bombing of al-Chirkin prison, which it is not known what effects it produced on the structure. What is certain, however, as Jazeera’s spokesman Storm Mustefa Bali said, is that the prison houses the most dangerous Daesh elements. If they managed to escape, they could reunite with their companions further south and dramatically increase the level of terrorist threat across the country.

Meanwhile it is war all along the border between Turkey and north-eastern Syria. Ankara attacks with the air component and artillery, exploiting the FSA on the ground. The SDF respond to bombings and adopt guerrilla tactics to slow the enemy down

Meanwhile, Turkey continues with the offensive to the north of Syria, which until now has been mainly air and artillery. Indeed, the Ankara army (TAF) has so far not crossed borders. The only ones operating within the neighboring country are small detachments of special forces, which identify the coordinates of the targets to be hit, and the allied militia of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The Kurdish SDF respond by bombarding the enemy with targeted attacks against Turkish “valuable” assets: from drones to tanks. In addition, tires were burned in many villages to make a thick curtain of black smoke rise and hinder TFA movements. The line of confrontation, however, is everywhere on the border. Both inside and outside Syria.

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