Isis in Deir Ezzor tries to distract the SDF from the border with Iraq, burning crops in Hasakah. In Anbar the ISF continue the maxi operation and the Islamic State must create escape corridors for jihadists
Isis in Deir Ezzor continues to burn crops to take revenge on the population and distract the SDF from patrolling the border with Iraq. The maneuvers of the ISF in the neighboring country, in fact, are crushing the militiamen of the Islamic State along the borders in Anbar. As a result, Jazeera Storm’s forces need to be hijacked, so that the militants can escape more easily. The quadrant to be patrolled is very large and the available units are limited. Therefore, even small displacements would produce their effect. It is not by chance that the arsons are occurring in the area of Hasakah, north east of the Euphrates. Anti-Daesh operation, on the other hand, are going further south. Moreover, along with the destruction of the crops, the jihadists continue the campaign of targeted attacks against Arab-Kurdish fighters. There are new murders of SDF members in various locations.
In northern Syria, Damascus concentrates the offensive against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Daesh and FSA in Hama. The goal is to conquer it, and then move in Idlib. The hot zones currently are Kafr Nabouda and Al Hafiz
Meanwhile, the Damascus campaign against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Isis and the rebels is focusing mainly on the border between Hama and Idlib. Here in recent hours there have been violent bombings in Khan Shaykhun, Qashtun, Maarat Al Sin, Kafr Zakat, Morat, Naqyir, Abidin and Safwan. Both with artillery and with the air component. HTS, Daesh and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are responding on the south west side with a series of counterattacks, especially in Kafr Nabouda. The Syrian army (SAA) had regained control of the city for several hours. Then, however, a violent jihadist offensive began and the situation is fluid at the moment. Other clashes on the ground are underway in Al Hafiz and further north. The SAA wants to completely recapture Hama first and then focus on Idlib, crushing the enemies on the border with Turkey.