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Double Isis attack in Raqqa against soft targets a few days before Eid al-Fitr: car-bomb and Islamic State suicide bomber explode in An Naim Square, causing several deaths and injuries. Moreover, at Deir Ezzor, the IED nightmare returns. Especially in Busayrah
Isis, as expected, has launched a terrorist attack in Syria a few days before Eid al-Fitr, the celebrations for the end of Ramadan. According to local sources there was a double attack by the Islamic State in An Naim Square in Raqqa, which caused several deaths and injuries. One with a car-bomb and the other with a shahid, a suicide bomber. The target were some elements of the SDF and a group of people who were on the site, very popular among the population. Jazeera Storm immediately sealed the area to verify that there were no other Daesh jihadists or bombs. Meanwhile, south of Deir Ezzor, the Arab Kurdish forces neutralized several Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the roads in Busayrah, placed by the militia. Furthermore, they eliminated several IS cells in the quadrant.
Daesh returns to its origins when, after al Zarqawi’s death, it transformed from AQI into the Islamic State. The goal was always the same: to stir up terror with attacks against soft targets
What happened in Raqqa definitively confirms that ISIS in Syria has turned into a guerrilla war and that it no longer has “military” objectives. The militiamen of the Islamic State now aim only to sow terror among the population and to take revenge. Both with “soft target” attacks and with the arsons campaign that is hitting Deir Ezzor and Iraq. The Daesh jihadists, in fact, are no longer able to carry out attacks against the SDF or the International Coalition. As a result, they are looking for something that is easy to hit but that is impacting the media. Exactly as it happened in the neighboring country, when there was an explosion of violence on the part of the anti-government guerrilla after 2003. Especially from Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) of Abu Musab al Zarqawi. Not by chance the formation, after the death of the latter in 2006, turned into ISIS under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.