The Coalition to the SDF: the mission to defeat Isis is not over yet. Meanwhile, Iran seeks to extend its influence west of Deir Ezzor with recruiting.
The SDF at Deir Ezzor have kicked isis from Susah, Safafinah and Marashidah. The last two strongholds of the Islamic State left in the Syrian province are Sha’fah and Hajin
Isis in Deir Ezzor was driven out of Susah, Safafinah and Marashidah. SDF of Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) carried out a mass offensive in the three locations simultaneously, freeing them from the Islamic State. There are still some pockets of resistance, which however are isolated and under heavy offensive. As soon as the areas were conquered, Syrian fighters immediately began to reinforce them. This to prevent jihadist attempts to counterattack. The next stage in the anti-Daesh maneuvers for the Arab-Kurdish forces will be Sha’Fah. But first the troops will have to take Wadi Ajaj. Finally, there will be Hajin. It will be here that in all probability the jihadists will fight their last battle for survival. Not only in the province, but maybe in all of Syria. In fact, only two other areas remain in their hands: the one in the Badia desert between Deir Ezzor and Homs and the Al-Safa area in Suweiuda.
Damascus continues to deal with Daesh for the liberation of hostages in Suweida. It’s studying the list of jihadists to be released. Finally, there will be the evacuation of militiamen in safe areas. Probably in the Badia desert
Meanwhile, Damascus and Isis continue to deal with the release of jihadists exchange for the liberation of hostages kidnapped in Suweida by the Islamic State. So far 3 have been freed against 17 militiamen. The new list, delivered by Daesh emissaries to the Syrian army (SAA) is more substantial: there are 90 names, some of which also of weight, as the intelligence circles report. The Bashar Assad tregime, therefore, is evaluating them carefully and it is not excluded that it will proposes alternatives to the militia. If this is would be accepted, they will move on to step 3 of the truce agreement. The evacuation of terrorists and their families from the area, to be transported to a safer place. There are no certainties, but it is assumed, as happened in the past, that the destination will be the Badia desert.