The offensive of SDF against Isis at Bahrah, is fully operational on a large scale, also thanks to Inherent Resolve raids
The offensive of SDF against Isis at Bahrah, is fully operational on a large scale. Troops of Cizire Storm (Al Jazeera) three days ago have started to definitely chase Daesh out of the city south of Deir ez-Zor. The operation is being carried out quickly and the jihadists – confined along the Euphrates – are forced to flee southwards towards Hajin and Abu Kamal (Al Bukamal). Islamic State is responding by inundating them with a series of SBVIEDs, which have made several victims amongst the Syrian fighters, but which did not succeed in slowing the advancing of the enemy. Besides, the International Coalition is continuing to supply air support to the Kurdish guided forces through a series of bombing targeted on the area. As a consequence, the only weapons left to the militia are the SBVIEDs. Yet these are limited, in the same as the suicide terrorists who drive them. Isil will have to spare them to avoid that Hadij falls too early.
The south of Deir ez-Zor is starting to be populated again, Daesh is increasingly locked-in in the south and in the north east
The situation south of Deir ez-Zor is officially established and Isis has been defeated. This is vongirmed by the fact that in the past days many local families have gone back to their homes in Keshkiya, Abu Hamam and also Gharanij. The city was conquered by the SDF. Later, for a few days Daedh reinstalled itself in some of the neighborhoods. However Cizire Storm last week has definitely chased them out and is now controlling the security of the whole area. As a matter of fact the area has been declared formally free from the Islamic State. In order to clear the whole Syrian province east of the Euphrates from terrorists, the forces led by Kurds have few places to liberate. Bahrah, Hajin, Mintaqat Abu Kamal, Abu Hasan, Al Buq, Sha’fah and Baghuz Tahtani on the border with Iraq. Afterwards only the north east quadrant will be missing along the borders of the two countries.