Iraq intensifies the air raids against Isis at Deir Ezzor. The air fighters of the ISF attack Sousah and Sha’Fah, while the SDF of Jazeera Storm advance along the axis
In Syria, Iraqi attacks against the Islamic State at Deir Ezzor ckntinue, in support of the Jazeera Storm (Cizire Storm) operation of the SDF. In the past hours the air fighters of the ISF have launched attacks on the southern axis of the anti-Daesh maneuvers. In particular bombing occurred at Sousah and Sha’Fah, in the countryside of Abu Kamal (Al Bukamal), where there is a high concentration of militiamen. Moreover, Isis armed drones have been pulled down in the area of Hajin, where the Arab-Kurdish forces are moving towards the city. The coordinated attacks have been made possible by the conquest of Baghuz, thanks to which towers for the TLC have been placed recently on the borders between the two countries. These will make it possible for the SDF and the ISF to operate in security, without risking the life of the troops on the ground.
The aim is to separate and isolate the groups of the Islamic State in the Syrian province. Once the axis is taken, the final battle will take place in the centre of the Middle Euphrates Valley
The objective of the combined SDF-ISF attacks is to weaken the defenses if Daesh at Deir Ezzor and divide further the jihadists in the southern axis (Hajin-Harse) into three separated and isolated groups. This to make it easier to defeat them. Even more so now when the jihadists of the Islamic State no longer have access to the area on the border between Syria and Iraq, in the southern Syrian province. Shortly, however, the Arab-Kurdish forces will reach Hajin where a strong resistance of Isis is expected and where – according to the Intelligence of Baghdad – probably also Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could be hiding. Meanwhile, also in the south towards Harse there is pressing – to move along the eastern bank of the Euphrates and reach Sha’Fah. Once the two cities are taken, the axis will be practically conquered and the final battle will be take place: in the east in full Middle Euphrates Valley.