Isis, exploiting the fog, has launched a counterattack against the SDF in Sha’Fah. But Jazeera Storm managed to keep its defenses, rejecting the Islamic State
Isis tries to react against the SDF in Sha’Fah, taking advantage of the fog. The militiamen of the Islamic State launched a surprise attack on Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) troops at their former stronghold in Deir Ezzor. The jihadists, however, after a first phase in which they advanced, were stopped by Syrian fighters. These, in fact, have managed to maintain the lines of defense, despite the counterattack. This was also thanks to the intervention of the International Coalition, which provided the Arab-Kurdish forces with close air support (CAS) and supplies. There are currently violent clashes in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) area. It also appears that the Daesh terrorists suffered numerous casualties and began to retreat south to Susah.
Meanwhile, the hunt for Daesh sleeping cells in Deir Ezzor continues. In recent days, 5 foreign fighters have been discovered thanks to the population
Meanwhile, in the cities of Deir Ezzor freed by Isis, SDF operations continue in search of dormant cells and jihadist depots. In recent days, five foreign fighters of the Islamic State were captured in the Syrian province. Two are from the United States, one is Irish and the last are from Pakistan. They were identified and blocked thanks to the help of the population, who provided the SDF with information on their membership in Daesh. The group of militiamen had mingled with the local population, hoping to go unnoticed. It is not clear whether fundamentalists wanted to escape or just hide among civilians. What is certain is that there are many others. In fact, the Arab-Kurdish forces have intensified screening and targeted research across the quadrant.