Russia supports the Damascus operation south of Idlib, preventing local militiamen from receiving reinforcements and weakening their defenses.
The SDF arrived in the northern suburbs of Hajin and forced Isis to fall back towards the center
The SDF in Deir Ezzor are making progress against Isis in the Hajin area. Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) troops have driven the Islamic State from large portions of territory north of the stronghold and are now on its external suburbs. At the moment there are violent clashes between the Syrian fighters and the Daesh militia in different peripheral areas of the city. In addition, the International Coalition fighters continue to bomb jihadist posts across the quadrant. The goal is not to give terrorists the chance to react to attacks on the ground and weaken their defenses. The SDF proceed with caution on the devices scattered by IS and to reduce the risks related to the safety of civilians, trapped in the center and used as human shields by the fundamentalists. These gather them near the command centers, to avoid being hit by the enemy.
The Syrian army (SAA) has chased out the Islamic State from Suweida (Sweida). Daesh in Syria is now only relegated to two areas: East of the Euphrates in the MERV and in the Badia desert, between Homs and Deir ezzor
Meanwhile, the Syrian army in Suweida (Sweida) managed to drive out Isis from Al-Safa, completely eliminating the pocket of the militia in the province. It did, however, after 104 days of battle against the Islamic State and at a high cost in terms of human lives of soldiers and allies. Thanks to this, Daesh in Syria is now isolated in two unique areas. To the east of the Euphrates, in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) and in the Badia desert between Homs and Deir Ezzor. There are also some elements to Idlib, but these are small groups constantly targeted by rival group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Therefore, they do not cause particular concern. So, as some experts had predicted, in all probability IS will fight in MERV its final battle for survival in the country.