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Syria, the SDF at Deir Ezzor aim at Daesh at Dashisha. Mystery on Italy’s role

The SDF at Deir Ezzor are at a few kilometers from Daesh at Dashisha and are getting ready to attack the city, near the border with Iraq

The SDF at Deir Ezzor are at a few kilometers away from the Daisha stronghold of Dashisha and are getting ready to attack. The position is strategic, because it is on the road to Makhfar Tall Asfuk on the border between eastern Syria and Iraq and also because in the area there is a numerous presence of militiamen of the Islamic State. And it is being covered by periodic bombings both from the International Coalition as well as from the air fighters of Baghdad. In the area, Isis militiamen are under attack from three sides (north, west and south) and the Arab-Kurdish forces are advancing rapidly. In the last hours, in fact, the village of al-Facka was conquered in addition to the three already taken over yesterday by the operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm). Moreover, 26 jihadists were eliminated, and among these also an important commander, of whom however at the moment, no other details are known.

Thriller on a Tweet of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR): in the operation against Isis the forces of Italy, France and USA are participating. Is it a misrepresented news or a change of pace of our country in the contrast of the Islamic State?

On the operation of the SDF against Daesh at Dashisha, however, there is a mystery. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) in the past hours has published a Tweet on the maneuvers, in which they assert that in the maneuvers there were also military forces of other countries. Among these Italy. The post says that the “operation south of Hasakah continues with the participation of Italian, French and American air forces”. And also, that “it caused the death of 26 militiamen of the Islamic State and of one of their important commanders”. This news could be misinterpreted, as our country supports Inherent Resolve with Aeronautica Militare forces: Predator drones, Tornadoes and KC-767s based in Kuwait. The equipment, however, only deals with patrolling, surveillance and air refueling. Therefore, they are not actively involved in the offensive maneuvers and till now the possibility of a commitment in Syria has never been formally mentioned. If, instead, this was confirmed it would mark a change of pace for Italy in the contrast of Isis.

The SOHR Tweet

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