The rhythm of the offensive against Daesh at Deir Ezzor was resumed. For the time being by air and, as soon as the sand storm ends, also by ground
In Syria the offensive against Daesh at Deir Ezzor was resumed at full speed. The International Coalition bombed the posts of the Islamic State at Hajin and surrounding areas. This is a sign that the SDF is getting ready to go into action and launch a ground offensive in the quadrant against Isis. This will presumably start after the end of the maxi sand storm, which has hit great part of the middle eastern country. Meanwhile, the militiamen continue with hit and run attacks against the army of Damascus (SAA) at Mayadeen and Abu Kamal (Al Bukamal). On the other hand, the Kurdish led forces are increasing their ranks, thanks to the arrival of new elements, coming from the training schools. The last 200 had graduated in the last hours at Shaddadi and were immediately sent to their units, which were mainly in southern and eastern part of the province.
The Syrian army and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham at are not succeeding in chasing the Islamic State out of the area south of Damascus. The Tiger Forces intervene
In the meantime, the SAA is fighting against the Islamic State and the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the south if Damascus. In particular, at Yarmouk, Babbila, Beith Sham, Qadam and Hajar Al Aswad. The offensive, which in theory should have chased out rapidly Daesh and HTS from the area, is turning out to be more complicated. After 8 days, as a matter of fact, no significant results were attained. This was due both by the presence if a network of tunnels and by the fact that jihadists of the two groups took refuge in the residential areas. Before launching a land invasion, the militaries are weakening their defenses with aerial bombardment and artillery. Meanwhile, the troops are slowly moving from the northern, southern and western borders of the area of action. Moreover, Tiger Forces, special forces trained to fight Isis, were sent to the area and hopefully will make the difference and will speed up the maneuvers.