At Deir Ezzor Isis, pressed by the SDF and by the Coalition, tries to escape from the Middle Euphrates Valley (MERV) and go towards the Badiya desert, through Busayrah
Isis at Deir Ezzor moves from Middle Euphrates Valley (MERV) towards the Badiya desert. The militiamen of the Islamic State, pressed by the SDF of the Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) and the ISF at the border between Syria and Iraq, have taken control of some oil wells in the east of the city of al-Herigy, and moved westwards. Their objective is to attempt escape towards the Badia and join the other militiamen in the area. They are aware that it is only a matter of time before they will be wiped out by the Arab-Kurdish troops in the MERV. In the south, actually, the area is precluded. This because of the presence of both the SDF and the Syrian army (SAA), in the area of Abi Kamal. Therefore, they are going all in, trying to reach Busayrah and crossing the Euphrates.
The Islamic State in the area in the south east of Syria has also 2 additional enemies to fight: the Iraqi ISF and Maghawir Al-Thawra. The first have bombarded the Daesh militiamen and the second is in charge of watching the area near the borders
Isis at Deir Ezzor and in the south east of Syria is hammered not only by the SDF, the SAA and by the International Coalition. But also by the ISF and by Maghawir Al-Thawra, a partner of Inherent Resolve. The first attacked Sousa in two stages, killing numerous jihadists, among which Abu Aisha, the head of security of Daesh, and wounding many others. It seems that in the area a high level meeting of the members of the Islamic State was being held and to which many Arabic and foreign militiamen participated. First the artillery of Baghdad intervened, attacking 3 buildings. Then the air fighters, with close strikes. The second, instead, blocked a cell of 9 elements of IS near the refugee camp of Ruqban, at the border between Iraq and Syria. These were trying to enter illegally in the country, by mingling with the evacuated.