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Isis tries to raise its head against the SDF. Attacks against Arab-Kurdish forces between Busayrah, Shahil and Dhiban are growing
Isis tries to raise its head East of Deir Ezzor, targeting the SDF after months of pressing. In the past few hours, a group of IS militiamen tried to attack a patrol of the Arab-Kurdish forces in Busayrah. However, these reacted by putting the jihadists to flight. Subsequently, a round-up campaign began in the Syrian city, in search of members of the terrorist cell. The previous day there had been a bomb attack in Al Sawa and recently there has been an increase in IED attacks throughout the area. Not surprisingly, local troops have begun to set up a series of fixed checkpoints, especially in the three main access points of the jihadists in the region: Busayrah, Shahil and Dhiban. In fact, the main logistics and terrorist support networks also operate here.
Objective: to reduce the pressure of the enemy, which operates on two axes: on the one hand it hunts the IS cells and facilitators; on the other, individual leaders with targeted operations. For the jihadists, operational capacity is at risk
Isis’s attempt to counterattack the SDF in Deir Ezzor stems from the need of the jihadists to reduce the pressure suffered by the enemy. The Arab-Kurdish forces and Inherent Resolve, in fact, have been operating on a double track against IS for months. On the one hand, they hunt down terrorist cells and their networks of facilitators on a daily basis, especially along the Euphrates. On the other, a silent campaign, which has already borne important results and shows no signs of stopping, has been underway for some time to neutralize the individual leaders of the group. The fundamentalists, in fact, have lost numerous important figures and funds, which translates into a strong penalization of their operational capacity in the region. In addition, the Iraqi authorities have launched a maxi operation on the border with Syria, which risks closing off one of their main supply routes from the south.