Operation People Hammer ends successfully: approximately 1,000 pro-ISIS jihadists arrested. Kurdish forces and Inherent Resolve are now studying how to prevent new attacks.
A maxi sandstorm is coming to Deir Ezzor. It will last for days. Isis will be the victim this time. The Sand Hippos are preparing to hit the Islamic State during the atmospheric phenomenon
Isis in Deir Ezzor will have major problems in the coming days. Nevertheless the Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) was frozen and the bulk of the SDF moved north of Syria to counter Turkey’s repeated attacks. In the province a violent sandstorm is coming, which is expected to last for a long time. It should last about almost a week. This time, however, unlike the past, the Islamic State will not be able to use it as a cover to launch new attacks. Instead, it will be the victim. In fact, in the area there are still Sand Hippos, a mysterious group that has long targeted Daesh commanders at all levels; even within the cities controlled by the militia. In all likelihood, it will be they who will exploit the sandstorm to eliminate several leaders and put the jihadist assets out of use.
Daesh, after the latest offensives, sees today a high concentration of commanders in the Syrian province. These, after the temporary stop of the SDF offensive, have come out of hiding places. The mysterious group will not miss the opportunity
Moreover, Isis in Deir Ezzor also has other problems. First of all, a higher presence of commanders, compared to recent times, due to reinforcements from the west the militia received on the occasion of the latest offensives. They left the Badia desert and entered the area, crossing the Euphrates in the area of Abu Kamal. Furthermore, the fact that the SDF stopped the offensive in the Syrian province, led to greater freedom of movement for Daesh in the quadrant. This has reduced the caution of the commanders of the Islamic State, who now move more frequently from their hiding places in the cities. The Sand Hippos know this and are preparing to attack while waiting for the maxi sandstorm. Meanwhile, International Coalition and Iraqi forces (ISF) continues to bomb all the areas controlled by terrorists. From Hajin to Sha’Fah, to Baghuz. The aim: keep pressure on them at the highest level.