Isis takes revenge on the population for the defeat they suffered against the SDF at Deir Ezzor. Militia of the Islamic State burn crops in places where Jazeera Storm carries out the manhunts against them
Isis tries to take revenge on the population for the defeat they suffered against the SDF at Deir Ezzor. Mysteriously several agricultural fields were set on fire at Shahil and Muhassan (as happening in Diyala and Salahuddin in Iraq). It is no coincidence that these are the places along the Euphrates where Jazeera Storm’s forces are making capillary manhunts against Islamic State cells. So far there have been several operations, all of which have been completed successfully, also thanks to the contribution of the local inhabitants. These provided the Syrian fighters with valuable information on the Daesh militiamen hidden in the area and on suspicious movements. The jihadists’ response was to burn the crops, hoping in vain to starve the civilians. According to local sources, in fact, there are enough stocks to avoid the risk of food crises in the local area. Furthermore, the fields involved are limited. However, to remedy the problem and prevent future accidents, work is being done to establish a provincial fire brigade.
Damascus intensifies the air campaign against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Daesh and rebel groups in Hama and Idlib. The Syrian army (SAA), on the other hand, continues to remain on the fringes of the area of operations
Meanwhile, Damascus intensified the massive air campaign against Isis, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and rebel groups, underway in Hama and Idlib. The areas most involved are Saraqib, Maarat al-Nu’man, Jisr al-Shughour, Bara and Kafr Nabudah. Instead, HTS responded by attacking the Syrian army (SAA) in Tel Hawash and Al-Ghab. Moreover, even the SDF were involved in the battles, following the fact that elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched an offensive to Harbel and Sheikh Issa, north of Aleppo. The objective of the government of Bashar Assad, which according to the United States would have used chemical weapons in the bombings, is to take Hama first. Then, enter the Idlib with the military to close HTS, the Islamic State and the rebels on the border with Turkey. So far, however, soldiers are moving only on the edge of the area of operation and no significant progress has been made on the ground.