The SDF in Deir Ezzor have come to fight Isis in Sha’Fah. Jazeera Storm conquers Kishmah and points to the stronghold of the Islamic State, thanks to the Coalition and Iraq
The SDF in Deir Ezzor have come to fight Isis in Sha’Fah. Operation Round Up troops (Jazeera Storm) have driven the Islamic State from Kishmah, thanks to the International Coalition’s artillery support, and now they are heading straight to the southernmost stronghold. Meanwhile, Inherent Resolve continues to bomb Daesh posts in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) and in particular in Susah. At the same time, the southern axis of the Syrian fighters moves to Baghuz Fawqani to eliminate the last pockets of the jihadists. Next step will be Susah, also targeted by Iraqi fighters. These, however, are legitimate because the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, has authorized Baghdad to conduct anti-terrorist operations within its borders. This was confirmed by the state agency of the Middle Eastern country, after a meeting between Assad and the Iraqi national security advisor, Faleh al-Fayad.
The Syrian army (SAA) sided around Manbij, but at the moment it does not enter. To settle awaits the departure of US forces from the Kurdish city. It was preferred to surrender the city to Damascus, which guaranteed protection, rather than leaving it at the mercy of the Turkish attacks
Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) has sided around Manbij, a stronghold of the Kurds in the country, so far protected by US troops. The soldiers of Damascus, however, did not enter the city for two reasons: The first is that there are still American assets inside and they will leave the area gradually and over time, so as to ensure that there are no surprises for the population. The second, however, is linked to the fact that the final details of the agreement for the transfer to Assad must be defined. In fact, rather than leaving the area at the mercy of Turkey, it was preferred to give it to Damascus, which in return offered protection to the Kurds against possible attacks by the Ankara troops. This allowed the SDF to continue the campaign against Isis to Deir Ezzor and not to run to the north, as happened recently, freezing the maneuvers.