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Syria, SDF in Deir Ezzor attack Isis in Kishmah and approach Sha’Fah

The north axis of the SDF at Deir Ezzor attacked Isis massively in Kishmah. The city was almost liberated from the Islamic State. Jazeera Storm is always closer to Sha’fah

The SDF in Deir Ezzor have launched a mass invasion against Isis in Kishmah. Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) troops quickly advanced from Abu Hassan, conquered yesterday, and attacked the stronghold of the Islamic State. The militiamen did not expect such a quick rush and they found themselves unprepared. The Syrian fighters, in fact, neutralized the Daesh lines of defense outside the city, forcing the jihadists to retreat inside. Then, they established fixed garrisons and from there they started pushing towards the center. According to various sources, Kishmah will fall within a few hours. Also thanks to the fact that there has been the escape of many IS elements, which are directed towards Sha’Fah. This will be the next main goal of the north axis of the Arab-Kurdish forces in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) campaign.

The Syrian fighters in the south are freeding Baghuz Fawqani from Daesh. Then it will be the turn of Safafinah, Sajlah and Marashidah, in view of Susah

Furthermore, the SDF south axis in Deir Ezzor has almost completely freed the Baghuz Fawqani area from Isis. The Syrian fighters, in addition to evacuating the population from the areas of contact with the Islamic State, are also cleaning land from mines and IEDs. Meanwhile, proceed north. First goals are to drive out the jihadists from Safafinah, Sajlah and Marashidah. Then, it will be the turn of Susah and Sha’fah. It will probably be here that the two axes of the Arab-Kurdish forces will gather for the final battle against Daesh in the MERV. At that point in Syria will remain only the defense of fundamentalists in the desert of Badia, between Homs and Deir Ezzor. To annihilate it will be the task of the army of Damascus (SAA), which seems to be preparing to launch large maneuvers.

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