Palo Alto Unit 42 cybersecurity experts: They are the Agent Racoon malware (a backdoor), Ntospy and Mimilite, a customized version of Mimikatz.
SDF surrounded Isis at Bahrah, while Inherent Resolve eliminated many jihadists in a single raid at Hajin
The battle between SDF and Isis at Bahrah, in the area south of Deir ez-Zor on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, enters in the heat. Forces of the Cizire Storm (Al Jazeera) operation put Daesh under siege in the city, and at the moment there is heavy fighting ongoing. Besides, Syrian fighters are continuing to bomb Hajin with artillery. Here International Coalition has again stepped in and eliminated numerous jihadists in a single blow. According to different local sources, Inherent Resolve made a raid aimed at an area with a high concentration of elements of the Islamic State. Many of them lost their lives and others were injured. The objective was a double one. On one side weaken the defenses of Isis in view of an imminent offensive of the troops led by Kurds. On the other prevent the terrorists at Bahrah to receive reinforcements from Hajin.
Isis retreats towards south of Deir ez-Zor and continues to attack the Syrian army. But the interests of different groups of terrorists don’t always converge
Isis, as expected, after having regained for a short period Gharanij is now retreating southwards and changing objective. Daesh has again attacked Syrian army (SAA) in rural area of Abu Kamal (Al Bukamal), on the southern margins of Deir ez-Zor. They penetrated in the quadrant from the north. Probably from the areas of conflict with SDF. The defense of the soldiers from Damascus resisted but many were killed. Among these was general Mahafouz, the army chief of staff of the 67th brigade. Islamic State however, is no longer capable of advancing in the province and most of the groups are more and more isolated. Without considering that their interests are not always the same. For example the group which is hiding in the Hamad desert never stepped in to support the companions who are fighting SAA at Abu Kamal, although they were relatively close and not “busy”.