The NSDC: The objective is to counter at the best the potential intensification of Russia’s hybrid aggression with the beginning of a new heating season.
The SDF are ascending the Euphrates northward in search of Islamic State cells. Objective: to block the infiltration of Islamic State jihadists across the river
The SDF trace the Euphrates to Deir Ezzor in search of Isis cells. Jazeera Storm troops are conducting a series of raids against Islamic State groups in the city of Abu Hardoub. in recent days, however, Syrian fighters had targeted jihadists in Abu Hammam. The operation, which was also attended by the International Coalition, led to the arrest of ten militiamen. Previously other Daesh elements had been killed at Abu Naytl. According to Inherent Support the last two maneuvers were among the most important after the definitive military defeat of the fundamentalists. These now continue in the direction of Raqqa, along the river. The goal is to block the infiltration of terrorists from the west. IS groups leave from the Badia al-Sham desert. Then they cross the territory controlled by the Syrian army (SAA) and finally reach the east.
The Damascus offensive against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Daesh and the rebel groups in Hama and Idlib do not produce the desired results. After over a month there were no tangible achievements
Meanwhile, in the north, Damascus troops continue to attack Hayat Tahrir a-Sham (HTS), Isis and other rebel groups with continuous bombing. These have led in recent hours to a mass exodus of the population to the west and north of Hama. The situation, although it has now been more than a month since the Damascus maneuvers, is currently stalled. HTS, Daesh and the rebels remain entrenched in their positions, while the SAA has not achieved tangible progress. The plan, instead, foresaw a fast conquest of Hama to then tighten the circle on Idlib and crush the jihadists on the border with Turkey. The Syrian government, in fact, has found a resistance greater than expected, as local armed groups have combined their efforts, instead of fighting each other.