We stop for a week for technical updates. Activities will resume regularly from February 7th.
The SDF launched an offensive against Isis in the refugee camps in Deir Ezzor. Kurdish forces raid, together with Inherent Resolve, to track down Daesh militiamen in various facilities in Shahil
The SDF offensive against Isis in Deir Ezzor moves to refugee camps along the Euphrates. Kurdish forces, in cooperation with Inherent Resolve, carried out targeted raids on structures in the Shahil area. The toll has been of several arrests of probable militiamen or supporters of the Islamic State. It seems that the men had mixed with the displaced people to hide and continue operating at the same time. Another jihadist blew himself up during an operation against a Daesh cell in the Syrian province, while a terrorist commander died after the motorcycle he was traveling on was hit by a Coalition missile in the south Kubaiba quadrant from Hasaka. There are no confirmations, but the maneuvers are likely to be part of the new phase of the Deterrence of Terrorism operation, recently launched and which has already seen the first part successfully completed.
West of the Syrian province, there is a crisis between the SAA and the pro-Iranian militias, which also have internal problems
Meanwhile, in Deir Ezzor, west of the Euphrates, a climate of tension has developed between the Syrian army (SAA) and the pro-Iranian militias, hitherto allied. This has resulted in conflicts that in the past few hours have saw the parties opposite in Mayadeen and Abu Kamal. It seems that the origin of the escalation was the arrest of a local doctor, who worked with paramilitary forces and that there was a refusal to release it from the SAA, despite their insistence. The same militias, however, are experiencing a severe internal conflict. This resulted from the poor treatment enjoyed by the fighters, especially on the side of the food and water supplied. The men – fearing to get sick – began to protest too forcefully. As a result, the leaders of the groups forced them to remain confined within the barracks when not engaged in activities.