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Syria, maxi SAA operation against Isis in the Badia al-Sham desert

The Syrian army (SAA) with allied militias and Russian special forces launched a maxi operation against Isis in the Badia al-Sham desert between Homs and Deir Ezzor. The maneuvers extend from Al-Sukhnah to Abu Kamal to stop the attacks of the Islamic State in the area

The Syrian army (SAA), in cooperation with the militias of the al-Quds Brigade and the Russian special forces, has launched a maxi operation against Isis cells in the Badia al-Sham desert between Homs and Deir Ezzor. The maneuvers extend from Al-Sukhnah to Abu Kamal. Objective: to eliminate the Islamic State groups operating in the quadrant and which for some months have increased attacks on the SAA bases in the east of the Middle Eastern country. Federation fighters and drones also participate, providing close air support (CAS) to troops on the ground and targeting Daesh positions. In recent days, in fact, Damascus had sent huge reinforcements and equipment to the quadrant, while overflight operations had begun to identify the routes and bases of the jihadists.

Daesh has long launched the Saga of Exaustion operation against the SAA and the allied militias in Deir Ezzor. Jihadists also use mobile command centers to coordinate remote raids from strongholds, constantly moving in the desert

Since March, Isis has launched the “Saga of Exaustion” operation against the SAA and the allied militias in Deir Ezzor. Since that moment, the jihadists of the Islamic State have almost exponentially increased the attacks on soldiers and civilians on the edge of the Badia al-Sham desert. This is also thanks to the use of mobile command centers, which allow them to carry out even continuous maneuvers, from a long distance from their strongholds and constantly moving. Not surprisingly, all the roundups carried out after the Daesh raids did not bear fruit, while the attacks continued. Consequently, Damascus has asked Russia for help to permanently eliminate the danger, which also threatens the Federation soldiers deployed in the quadrant. This is confirmed by the recent killing of General Vyacheslav Gladkikh in Deir Ezzor, who died following the explosion of an IED, which hit his convoy.

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