The SDF-Coalition pressing on Isis at Deir Ezzor works: surrenders increase between the ranks of the Islamic State in Baghuz Fawqani. Many flee the tunnels bombed by Inherent Resolve
The pressing of the Coalition and the ultimatum of the SDF on Isis at Deir Ezzor worked. Hundreds of militiamen from the Islamic State surrendered to Jazeera Storm in Baghuz Fawqani. Some of them were in the Daesh “tent city” between Wadi Ali and Harse. Many others, instead, had taken refuge in the network of underground tunnels in the quadrant. Those, however, were targeted by Inherent Resolve fighters, that began bombing caverns incessantly in the last days. As a result, the jihadists were forced to leave the surface. Moreover, they had also finished their food and medical supplies. Therefore, their only alternatives to surrender were to die of hardship or flee. But the Arab-Kurdish forces have surrounded the area and in the west, beyond the Euphrates, the Syrian army (SAA) is ready to hit anyone who tries to cross the river. So, there was no choice.
Jazeera Storm has over 1,400 Daesh militiamen, including foreign fighters from 50 countries and, among those who delivered themselves and those arrested while attempting to escape
The mass surrenders of Isis at Deir Ezzor have increased almost exponentially in recent days. The number of Islamic State jihadists in custody of the SDF, in fact, has reached about 1,000. Among them, however, there are numerous foreign fighters from fifty countries. The boom forced the troops of Jazeera Storm to set up other detention facilities in secret locations in the Syrian province. The pre-existing ones were no longer able to accommodate all Daesh militiamen. In addition, those who have surrendered must also be added to the terrorists arrested while trying to flee (we are talking about over 400 IS elements) and their families.