The publications are suspended, except for particular events, from 1 to 21 August. In the meantime, we are preparing some news for the second half of the year.
The SDF at Deir Ezzor receive new reinforcements for the offensive against Isis. They are units and supplies from Manbij, that will join Jazeera Storm in the battle against the Islamic State in Hajin
In Syria, the SDF are receiving further reinforcements to Deir Ezzor to increase the pressure on Isis. In particular in the area of Hajin, where the Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) offensive against the Islamic State is under way. In the past few hours fighters, vehicles and supplies from Manbij have arrived in the province. The new units will provide support for those in the front line of the quadrant. Meanwhile, the latter continue to advance in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV), again tightening the siege on the Daesh stronghold from two directions. North and East. At the same time, they are also involved in helping the displaced, fleeing from the Bahra refugee camp during the militia attack. This while the International Coalition continues to provide support to the Arab-Kurdish forces, bombing jihadist posits throughout the area, from Hajin to Sha’Fah, and providing Close Air Support (CAS) to the assets on the ground.
Syrian Army (SAA) and PMU Shiite paramilitary militias still attack Daesh in Baghuz on two sides. The objectives are 3: stop the ggressions on Abu Kamal, block the escapes to the west and those to the south, in the direction of Qaim
Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) and Iraqi Shiite paramilitary militias Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Forces, PMU) attacks against Isis in the south of Deir Ezzor continue. The two forces have bombed again Islamic State posts with missiles and artillery from two sides. There are three objectives. The first is to destroy the Daesh launch pads in the quadrant, since after the first offensive by Damascus and the PMU, they resumed targeting the soldiers at Abu Kamal. The second is to prevent the militiamen from attempting to cross the Euphrates to try to escape to the west, towards the Badia desert. The third is analogous, but concerns the south in the direction of Iraq and in particular of Qaim. In fact, they want to force IS to fall back to the north. It is the second joint attack in a week and it seems that soon there will be others.