The defeat of Isis has not stopped the SDF. Jazeera Storm, along with international partners such as the Sand Hippos, seeks Islamic State fugitives from Baghouz to Hasakah
The defeat of Isis at Deir Ezzor did not stop the SDF, which launched a major manhunt operation. Jazeera Storm’s goal are the dormant cells of the Islamic State, hidden in the Syrian province. Also international partners, such as the Sand Hippos, participate in the maneuvers. The mysterious group moves in silence from Baghouz to Hasakah, to find high-profile Daesh elements, who are trying to leave the area without being noticed. It works in parallel with the Arab-Kurd forces, which carry out surgical raids in various locations. So far several IS emirs have already been captured in various districts. The remaining jihadists try in every way to find resources and logistical support to head towards Turkey and Iraq. In the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV), civilian abductions have increased. Especially truffle hunters, who move along the border between the two countries.
General Votel, head of the US military CENTCOM, confirms that the war on Daesh is not over yet
Even General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central military Command (CENTCOM), confirms that the war against ISIS in Syria and in the world is not yet complete. “We remain committed to continuing our efforts to pursue and destroy remnants of Islamic State, which are attempting to live on as an insurgency – he underlined in a statement -. We will continue our collective fight to bring about the enduring defeat of Daesh.” His words were then followed by facts, with surgical bombings on some areas in Deir Ezzor and in particular in Baghouz. In fact, the network of underground tunnels, used by jihadists in the Syrian province to hide, flee or launch surprise attacks against the SDF remains to be definitively eliminated.