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Syria, the SDF and Inherent Resolve go hunting for ISIS leaders

The raids of the SDF and Inherent Resolve against Isis commanders multiply in Deir Ezzor. A real manhunt has started in the Syrian province

In the east of Syria, an SDF and Inherent Resolve manhunt is underway against Isis key figures. In the last few days, several high-level members of the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor have been eliminated, the last of which only a few hours ago. Others, however, have been arrested. The script is always the same: the Kurdish anti-terrorism forces (HAT), once acquired concrete information, launch a targeted raid on the ground with the support of the Coalition helicopters. They hunt and neutralize the targets in a short time, carry out a widespread search and then move away. Not surprisingly, Daesh reduced the number of attacks in the province and concentrated its activities west of the Euphrates, from Abu Kamal to the Badia al-Sham desert and on the road to Damascus. This is because the national army (SAA) and allied militias are weaker and less likely to chase after enemies.

In Iraq, the “Lions of al-Jazeera” anti-Daesh operation begins in Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin. Furthermore, Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi adopts a new strategy: stop kidnappings and disappearances of citizens that feed the coffers and the operational capacity of the Islamic State

In parallel, the SDF have strengthened surveillance on the border with Iraq to block attempts to infiltrate ISIS militants. This is due to the fact that the ISF have just launched the “Lions of al-Jazeera” anti-Daesh operation in 3 governatorates and up to the borders with Syria. The areas involved are Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin. To give impetus to the maneuvers against the Islamic State was the new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, who in parallel has put in place a new strategy against the jihadists. He gave orders to the Interior Ministry to intensify efforts against the kidnappings and disappearances of citizens. These crimes, in fact, are used by IS to acquire funds, as well as to fuel terror in the Middle Eastern country. As a result, hitting funding sources will reduce the fundamentalists’ operational capacity.

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