The maxi SDF operation to eliminate Isis cells between Hasakah and Deir Ezzor moves from Shaddadi-Markadah to the border between the two provinces
The maxi SDF operation against ISIS in eastern Syria, from Shaddadi and Markadah moves towards Hasakah and Deir Ezzor. Jazeera Storm has closed most of the roads that connect the two provinces, so as to start a widespread manhunt for the Islamic State cells. The Arab-Kurdish forces will sift through every single village in the area, supported by the air component of the Global Coalition. The goal is to flush out and eliminate a large Daesh group believed to be in the quadrant, responsible for numerous attacks against Syrian fighters and the population. The searches were framed between the Khabur river, a tributary of the Euphrates, and the two roads that lead from Hasakah to Deir Ezzor city. The hunt, however, continues also in other places. In the past few hours, SDF discovered and dismantled an IS weapons depot in Baghuz.
Daesh, meanwhile, continues to attack Jazeera Storm’s infrastructure at the Al-Omar oil fields. Furthermore, the Islamic State continues its guerrilla strategy with bombs, as happened in Iraq in 2003
Meanwhile, ISIS tries to respond by continuing to target the SDF infrastructure at the Al-Omar oil field in Deir Ezzor. Jazeera Storm, however, foiled the blitz of the Islamic State, killing several militiamen. The attack follows a similar episode by a few days, which saw a large number of jihadists try to infiltrate the structure. The Daesh offensive, stopped also in that case, is considered one of the most violent that ever involved the fields. This, even if these have been repeatedly targeted by terrorists. Parallel to the attacks, IS pursues its guerrilla strategy, disseminating the Syrian province of IED and using car bombs to carry out attacks. Just like it happened in Iraq in 2003, after the fall of Saddam Hussein, especially in the Sunni triangle.