We stop for a week for technical updates. Activities will resume regularly from February 7th.
Isis is over at Deir Ezzor. The SDF of Jazeera Storm have relegated the few remaining militiamen of the Islamic State in Baghuz Fawqani into a handful of buildings and tents. These, furthermore, have no more resources and human shields
Isis ended up in Deir Ezzor, the SDF practically conquered Baghuz Fawqani. Following this, the last remains of the Islamic State have been relegated into few buildings and some tents. Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) troops are preparing the final assault on the latest Daesh militias. They are surrounded on each side and have no more space for maneuvers. They can not even try to escape through the Euphrates, as the Arab-Kurdish forces have cut off their access to the river. In addition, they have very limited stocks of ammunition and food. Furthermore, they have lost almost all civilians, used as human shields. As a result, the end of the jihadists in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) is very close. Local sources believe that IS will not arrive at the end of the week.
Daesh militiamen were the first to understand that the dream of the Caliphate is over and that the MERV war is lost. Even among the irreducible, surrenders increase. Meanwhile, the Arab-Kurdish forces bring civilians to safety areas
The first to understand that the dream of the Caliphate in Syria is definitely broken and the war is lost are the Isis militiamen. In fact, even in the group of the most irreducible, surrenders are multiplying. However, not of individual elements, but of entire groups of jihadists of the Islamic State, which spontaneously lay down weapons to the SDF. Others, however, have been arrested by Jazeera Storm in recent hours. It’s a 27 members group of Daesh, which are added to the hundred blocked in recent days. They include both local and foreign fighters from different countries. At the same time, the Arab-Kurdish forces at Deir Ezzor continue to evacuate the local population from the areas of clash with IS. The last 425 civilians were brought to safety from Baghuz Fawqani to other locations in the MERV.