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Syria, the SDF advance against Isis in Deir Ezzor. Violent clashes in Hajin

The SDF in Deir Ezzor launched a surprise offensive against Isis in Hajin. Thanks to Inherent Resolve’s Close Air Support (CAS), they fight the Islamic State at the gates of the stronghold

The SDF at Deir Ezzor began to advance against Isis in the Hajin area. This is reported by several local sources, citing intense clashes between Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) and the Islamic State. Both at the gates of the city and in the more peripheral neighborhoods. This, moreover, coincides with some Coalition bombings on Daesh posts in the area. It seems, in fact, that Inherent Resolve fighters are providing Close Air Support (CAS) to Syrian fighters on the ground, covering the progress of the offensive from the skies. Above all in the Abu Hassan area. Furthermore, to prevent the jihadists from receiving reinforcements and supplies from the south, raids are being held in Sha’Fah and across the quadrant. Finally, the Arab-Kurdish forces are continuing military operations in all the cities freed by the militia, to find and neutralize their sleeping cells.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) attacks Daesh in Abu Kamal for the first time in months. The goal is to prevent militiamen fleeing west from targeting the area

Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) for the first time in months launched an offensive against Isis in Abu Kamal, west of the Euphrates at Deir Ezzor. The soldiers of the 5th Corps started a series of artillery attacks on Islamic State posts in the area. Formally, they want to pass the anti-Daesh maneuvers as an external aid to the SDF. In reality, however, the purpose is different. Protect the area from possible infiltration of jihadists fleeing from the east. These, closed on three sides by Jazeera Storm, have the only escape route towards the desert of Badia. And they will not hesitate to increase the attacks on the area to create a safe corridor. As a result, the SAA seeks to prevent the creation of possible sources of attack origin, which are too close to the cities.

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