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The SDF at Deir Ezzor will first chase Isis from the border at east between Syria and Iraq. Then, they will attack Hajin in force
The SDF at Deir Ezzor have had a change in their plans within the Jazeera Storm operation against Daesh. The Arab- Kurdish forces, after having chased out the Islamic State from the area of Shaddadi, will continue upto the border between Syria and Iraq in the east, right inside the Middle Euphrates Valley (MERV). Once the area is freed from Daesh, they will launch an attack in force against Hajin. Official local sources have announced this, explaining that the objective is to close the Isis militiamen in the southern area of the province, taking away from them any possibility to escape in the eastern quadrant. Moreover, also the ISF along the borders, is participating in the operations, providing support (as already done for the south) to the local troops. Meanwhile, however, pressing on the city remains high. The SDF hold tightly on to the garrisons in the outskirts of the residential area and as soon as they have an opportunity they fire on the fundamentalists to weaken even more their defenses.
Meanwhile, the Arab-Kurdish forces are hunting the militiamen of Daesh. A French jihadist, one of the most dangerous terrorists of the Islamic State, who also participated in the Paris and Nice attacks, was caught
While carrying on the operation, the SDF at Deir Ezzor are continuing the manhunt of Daesh fugitives too. Especially of the leaders. As a matter of fact, in the past days, in the Syrian province the French jihadist Lionel Kayali, also known as Abu Osama, was arrested. The man, stopped together with his wife, is considered one of the most dangerous terrorists of the Islamic State. Not only in Syria, but also in Europe. The militiaman, in fact, had a role in the attacks of 2016 in Paris and participated in the one in Nice on 14 July 2016, claiming the attack as the work of Isis. The man was arrested a first time in France in 2010 as member of a terroristic group and released later. Then, he enrolled in the IS ranks and in 2015 he arrived in Syria passing from the border crossing of Tal Abyad. Moreover, when the man was caught by the Arab-Kurdish force, it seems he was trying to escape towards Europe, passing through Turkey.