Was Isis dumped by old and new partners? Two senior Islamic State leaders have been arrested. One in Turkey and the other by Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib
Was Isis in Syria dumped also by its traditional and new partners? A high commander of the Islamic State was blocked by the Turkish security forces in Bursa. The local press reports, that the man could have been the leader of the jihadists for the regions of Aleppo and Deir Ezzor. North of Idlib, in the Durkush area, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) arrested Abu Khaled Sarmin. The militiaman is considered the local commander of the terrorists. So far, however, both the Ankara and HTS, linked to al Qaeda, had protected IS. The group, in fact, was considered a weapon to be used both against Damascus and the Arab-Kurdish’ SDF. In the last days, however, it seems that something has changed. Future developments may provide further elements to confirm or deny this thesis.
The Syrian army (SAA) launches the final offensive against Daesh in Badia Al Sham. Meanwhile, SDF and Coalition press the jihadists at Deir Ezzor, SAA and HTS attacks them in the north
Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) has launched a new offensive against Isis in the Badia Al Sham desert, between Homs and Deir Ezzor. The soldiers of Damascus advance from three axes to the last area still under the control of the Islamic State. So far there have been intense clashes, where Daesh got the worst. Local sources report, in fact, of numerous vehicles of the militia destroyed and fleeing. The maneuvers should definitely end the last great IS pocket in the country. Then there are some minor groups between Deir Ezzor and Idlib, but in the first province are being strongly crushed by both Jazeera Storm and the International Coalition. In the second, by SAA and HTS.