Mass destruction of sites in Aleppo is underway, from Afrin to Al-Jouz. Pro-Ankara groups use bulldozers and jackhammers to find treasures to sell on the black market.
The third phase of the Operation Round Up against Isis is ready to begin at Deir Ezzor. The SDF will either attack the Islamic State at Deir Ezzor exclusively at Hajin or in many spots in order to divide and isolate even more the jihadists in the area
In the next hours the SDF ground offensive against Isis will begin at Hajin. The International Coalition and the Arab-Kurdish troops have declared the end of the second phase of the Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm), the one which witnessed the liberation from the Islamic State of the northern area of the Jazeera region. Now will begin the third and last phase of the anti-Daesh maneuvers: with an attack against the last pocket of resistance east of the Euphrates. The area which goes from Hajin to Harse. It is not clear how this action will take place. The options are two: the first one envisages a SDF mass attack against the militiamen of the last stronghold left. Once it has been taken, the Syrian forces will move southwards towards the border with Iraq. The second, instead, envisages that the Arab-Kurdish fighters strike in various parts the area, in order to divide and isolate even further the jihadists. This is to make their destruction easier, later.
In the south west of Syria the Daesh militiamen, defeated at Yarmouk Basin, are trying to flee to Israel and Jordan. However with terrible results
Meanwhile, the Isis militiamen in the south west of Syria – after the defeat at Yarmouk Basin against the army of Damascus (SAA) – tried to flee towards Israel and Jordan. And doing so to force the armies of the two countries to intervene to eliminate the various groups of the Islamic State which had crossed the border. In the first case the Daesh jihadists infiltrated in the Golan Heights, going beyond the “Alpha Line”, but an air fighter of the Jewish Country eliminated them. In the second, the Tenth Battalion of the Border Guard of Amman stopped and eliminated a group of fundamentalists in the quadrant of Aqaba, forcing the rest to retreat to Syria. The IS is left with only three pockets of resistance in the middle eastern country: one at Deir Ezzor, east of the Euphrates, one in the Badia desert and the last at Suweida.