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Syria, Jazeera Storm in Deir Ezzor is not dead. Isis is being contained

Jazeera Storm against Isis in Deir Ezzor continues, even if with different objectives, on a double track. The Coalition bombs the Islamic State and the SDF prevent it from spreading to the east

The Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) against Isis in Deir Ezzor continues on a double track, even if for different purposes. Although many SDF units left the area to go north to counter Turkish attacks, part of the Syrian fighters remained in the Syrian province. Thanks to this, they’re working on two axes to contain the Islamic State. On the one hand the International Coalition continues to bomb the Daesh posts in all the cities of the area. From Hajin to Susah, passing through Sha’fah. On the other hand, the Arab-Kurdish forces are deployed on the territory between Syria and Iraq in the Middle Euphrates Valley (MERV). Their goal is to block any jihadists attempt to expand or escape to the east. The decision proved to be accurate, as several movements were thwarted, with high losses among the ranks of the militia.

The Syrian army (SAA), after the failed truce with Daesh in Suweida, has set up a new offensive with heavy assets

Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) is preparing to launch a new offensive against Isis in Suweida. The Damascus troops in last hours have received many reinforcements, including heavy assets. The aim: start as soon as possible maneuvers to eliminate what remains of the Islamic State, especially in Al-Safa. The battles between the SAA and Daesh have been going on for three months, but so far the soldiers have failed to defeat the jihadists. These were helped by the morphology of the terrain, a volcanic area, which offers natural hiding places. An attempt was made to end the conflict with a truce, mediated by Russia, according to which the militia would release civilian prisoners. The Syrian government, in turn, would have liberated several fundamentalists and transferred the whole group to the east, in the Badia desert. The negotiation, however, ran aground on the names of IS members to be released.

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