Isis fights in Baghuz Fawqani his last battle for survival at Deir Ezzor. But Jazeera Storm’ SDF are already attacking the Islamic State inside the village
Isis is fighting his final battle for survival at Deir Ezzor. The Operation Round Up’ SDF (Jazeera Storm) launched the offensive against the last stronghold of the Islamic State in the Syrian province: Baghuz Fawqani. Daesh militants recovered it by fleeing south after losing Marashidah and Arqoub. The Arab-Kurdish forces, as soon as reinforcements and supplies have arrived, have launched a mass attack and now fight against the jihadists inside the village. At the moment there are violent clashes in the area, but IS continues to retreat. The terrorists also attempted a surprise counterattack, but this was foiled. The SDF, in fact, have conquered 41 enemy positions and continue to advance towards the center. The goal is to crush the fundamentalists along the Euphrates, pressing on three sides: north, east and south. This is also thanks to the raids of the International Coalition and targeted artillery bombings.
The Arab-Kurdish forces continue to evacuate civilians from the clash zones with Daesh. Controls are also increasing to find fleeing militias hidden among the population
Meanwhile, Jazeera Storm continues to evacuate the population from the conflict zones with Isis in Baghuz Fawqani. In the last hours the SDF have taken over 200 people, escorting them to safe areas in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV). Since the beginning of the latest maneuvers, more than 20,000 civilians have been rescued by the Syrian fighters at Deir Ezzor. At the same time, checks are being intensified to discover the elements of the Islamic State, which attempt to escape mixed together with displaced persons. These are increasing, as confirmed by the recent catches, following the fact that Daesh is about to die definitively in the province. Furthermore, the Syrian army (SAA) has increased its presence and vigilance to the west. As a result, it became much more difficult to leave the area to head for the Badia Al-Sham desert.