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The SAA continues to suffer pressure from the Islamic State in Badia. The new tactics adopted by the soldiers and the strikes of Russia do not seem to work against the former Isis jihadists and the pro-Iran militias are paying for it
The Syrian army (SAA) and Russia have not been able to slow the threat of the Islamic State in the Badia desert, even with the new tactics recently adopted. The former Isis jihadists, just after the umpteenth strike round of the Moscow fighters, have in fact returned to strike the enemy units immediately. This time it was the pro-Iranian militias who ended up in an ambush. The terrorists attacked one of their positions in Juwaif (Deir Ezzor) by surprise, killing two fighters and wounding eight others. The day before, however, two SAA soldiers had lost their lives following the explosion of a mine, placed by IS, on the road from Faidat Ibn Mouenaa to Mayadeen. Meanwhile, further north, the mass roundups continued to find the cells of the Islamic State, which however do not seem to have given significant results so far.