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The Isis militiamen have increased the escapes from Deir Ezzor in Syria towards Iraq, especially after the Operation Round Up had captured Dashisha
Isis militiamen are escaping Deir Ezzor in Syria to go towards Iraq. This has been confirmed by a recent operation led by the ISF at Anbar, which blocked an attempt of infiltration of jihadists of the Islamic State in the area of Qaim. With the fall of Dashisha, as a matter of fact, Daesh is aware that their time is running out. The SDF of the Operation Round Up are reaching the border with the neighboring country in the Middle Euphrates Valley (MERV) and after they will go southwards. Finally, they will all converge on the last pocket of resistance in the province: the one which goes from Hajin to Harse. At that point it will be impossible to escape, and therefore attempts have multiplied in these days, despite the risks of being captured by their own comrades. Just a few days ago, in fact, about 40 defectors were executed for this reason.
The Syrian army (SAA) attacks the Islamic State in the Badiya desert (Badia) and resumes the offensive against Daesh at Suweida
Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) launched a new offensive against Daesh at Humaymah, freeing the area along the southern border of Deir Ezzor with Iraq. Essentially, the soldiers chased the Islamic State out of Bir Tayyarah and Bir Umm Salabikh, thereby closing further the pocket of resistance of Isis militiamen inside the Badiya desert (Badia). The militaries, however, had reached the border and had also met the Hashd Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units, PMU) paramilitary Shia forces of the neighboring country. And also, after a break of about one week, they restarted the offensive against the jihadists of Suweida. The troops of Damascus, indeed, are advancing in the quadrant from different directions. From Aura and Arar towards Khirbet al-Umbashi and Tell Asfar.