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Isis loses two more prominent commanders in Deir Ezzor. Their death confirms that the SDF and Inherent Resolve have targeted Daesh’s leadership and logistics network
The SDF and Inherent Resolve have killed two ISIS high commanders in Deir Ezzor in the past few days. The US Central Military Command (CENTCOM) has made it known, recalling that the names of the two are Ahmad ‘Isa Ismail al-Zawi and Ahmad’ Abd Muhammad Hasan al-Jughayfi. The first, known as Abu Ali al-Baghdadi, was the regional commander of the Islamic State for northern Baghdad. The second, aka Abu Ammar, was one of Daesh’s logistics senior officers. He oversaw the purchase and transportation of weapons, bomb-building materials, as well as militiamen between Iraq and Syria. Their death confirms, as Defense and Security has long written, that the anti-IS strategy of the Coalition and allies in the two countries is currently focusing on hitting terrorist leadership and logistical and support networks. This is to reduce their operational and survival capacity.
In Eastern Syria, operations against the Islamic State are increasing, while the Coalition trains Kurdish prison guards and sends medical aid to counter Covid-19
Moreover, Inherent Resolve and local partners have been increasing anti-Isis operations in recent days. Last week between Iraq and Syria there were 22 that led to the arrest of 31 Daesh jihadists. In parallel – Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and Hasaka -, the Coalition is training the Kurdish prison guards on anti-riot techniques to counter any possible new attempted escape of Islamic State prisoners. In addition, it is helping the population to fight another enemy: the coronavirus. In the last days, in fact, it has sent medical supplies (including surgical instruments and hand disinfectants) to numerous hospitals in the area. Objective: to increase local response capacities for the Covid-19 pandemic.