The end of Isis in Syria and in particular at Deir Ezzor, is close. With the visit of Roebuck to al-Basin for the first time there has been concrete talk of reconstruction
The definitive defeat of Isis at Deir Ezzor is imminent. This is confirmed by the visit to al-Basin of the chief adviser of the International Coalition, William Roebuck, who met the sheiks and the heads of local councils. The meetings focussed on: the status of services and the social problems faced by the area. Roebuck, moreover, also visited the governing bodies of the Council of Deir Ezzor. His mission is a very clear signal: for the first time there is concrete talking of reconstruction. The Islamic State has by now been relegated in small and limited areas, and has become a threat under control. As a matter of fact, Daesh is besieged by the Operation Round Up of the SDF east of the Euphrates, from Hajin to Harse and has no way out. Furthermore, the isolated attacks launched by the jihadists are more than anything else for internal purposes, to raise the morale of the militiamen, depressed by their defeat at all levels.
The Syrian army (SAA) is advancing slowly against the Islamic State at Suweida. In the meantime, the borders with Iraq and Jordan are secured in order to prevent the escaping of elements of Daesh
Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) is still fighting against Isis at Suweida. The soldiers are not succeeding in hunting out the jihadists of the Islamic State, due to the mountainous nature of the area which is providing natural shelters for the militiamen. Damascus is also trying to bombard Daesh with its air fighters but at the moment the results do not seem particularly effective. Al-Safa is the last IS pocket of resistance left in the area. Once it is taken, only the one between Hajin and Harse at Deir Ezzor, and the one in the Badia desert will remain. However, this one is manned by Maghawir al-Thowra, a partner of the Coalition, who is making sure that the terrorists are not trying to escape towards Iraq and Jordan through Al Tanf or extending the territory controlled by them. The ISF of Baghdad, instead, have locked down the borders with Deir Ezzor.