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The SDF have officialized the last phase of Jazeera Storm (Cizire Storm), the anti-Daesh campaign in Deir Ezzor
The SDF in Syria have officialized the beginning of the last phase of the Jazeera Storm (Cizire Storm) campaign against Daesh in Deir Ezzor. They did with a press release. “Our forces in the Deir al-Azur military council, which is part of Syria’s Democratic Forces, is determined to complete the Jazeera Storm campaign to destroy ISIS on behalf of the Syrian people and the world. – the document reported – Islamic State retains a significant presence near the Iraqi borders from which it seeks to retain safe haven to plan attacks around the world and expand its territory in Syria and Iraq. Attacks from these areas have been increasing in recent weeks as IS has sought to reorganize and refit. We hereby declare these remaining ISIS areas will be liberated and Islamic State terrorists will be purged from our land”.
The Kurdish-led forces have reorganized forces to finally defeat Isis, they will operate with support from the US-led Coalition and Iraqi troops
On the details about the Deir Ezzor campaign against Daesh, SDF stated that “We have rearranged our ranks according to the requirements of the battle and announce to the public that our forces with the participation of the international coalition forces have begun the final phase of the Jazeera storm campaign. – the document continued – Over the coming weeks, our heroic forces will liberate these areas, secure the Iraq-Syria border, and end the presence of ISIS in eastern Syria once and for all. We welcome the support of the Iraqi forces across the border and our partners in the international alliance” in the battle against Islamic State.
The goal of the operations against the Islamic State is long-term: Building a new, democratic and inclusive Syria
“These operations, – the SDF added – will be conducted with a view to the longer term objective of building a new and democratic Syria; free of terrorists, with its territorial integrity intact, and the participation of all Syrian components including the Arabs, Kurds, Syriac Christians, Turkmen heroes of the SDF – in the political process as outlined in UNSCR 2254. – the press release concluded – Glory and eternity to our heroes”. The first focus against Islamic State in Deir Ezzor of the kurds-led forces will be probably Hajin, Abu Kamal, Shaddadi and Dashisha. In the last days, indeed, Inherent Resolve has bombed many Daesh position in that areas and in next future will do the same. These are the last areas in which they fought IS before bringing the forces in Afrin to counter the Turkish offensive.