Isis in its last days in Deir Ezzor and Baghouz suffered 193 raids by the Global Coalition, which add up to the ground operation of the Jazeera Storm SDF and the 72 attacks by the Syrian army from Abu Kamal
A few days after the definitive defeat of Isis in Deir Ezzor, first information on the last wave of SDF and Global Coalition attacks that have decimated the militia arrived. From 10 to 23 March, the fighters of Inherent Resolve launched 193 air raids on Baghouz. In the attacks, 104 vehicles, 63 supply routes, 39 fire stations, 31 car bombs, nine tactical vehicles, six tankers, four weapons depots, two control centers, a tunnel and a check point were destroyed. This, while Jazeera Storm’s troops led the offensive to the Daesh tent city. Moreover, even the Syrian army (SAA) has targeted jihadists. In the same period, from beyond the Euphrates (in the area of Abu Kamal), 72 attacks were carried out on the IS camp. The goal in this case was to prevent extremists from attempting to cross the river to escape to the west.
The SDF now work to eliminate the sleeper cells of the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor. Objective, to prevent Daesh from starting a violent guerrilla warfare in the province
Now the goal of the SDF is to eliminate Isis sleeper cells in Deir Ezzor, with the support of international partners such as the Sand Hippos. It is feared, in fact, that the militiamen of the Islamic State could start a violent guerrilla war against Arab-Kurdish forces and the local population, in order to take revenge for the military defeat. Indeed, some minor episodes have already occurred with attacks against Jazeera Storm vehicles, claimed by the Islamic State, in eastern Syria. As a result, grid searches are underway in all liberated areas in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV), not just in Baghouz. Furthermore, the International Coalition continues to carry out targeted raids on Daesh. These are mainly tunnels and convoys of militiamen, who travel at night to avoid being spotted.