The SDF, south of Deir Ezzor, is advancing against Isis towards Al-Shajil, and at the same time is securing Baghuz. Freeing it from mines and IEDs, and also fortifying it
The SDF south of Deir Ezzor are consolidating their victory over Isis at Baghuz, liberated after only three days’ fighting. The troops of the Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) are clearing the whole area from mines and explosive devices placed by the Islamic State, to make it possible for civilians to return safely to their homes and also improving the freedom of movement in the whole quadrant. Moreover, in the whole area fortifications have been built to protect the residential centre and avoid possible jihadist surprise attacks. In the meantime, the Arab-Kurdish forces are advancing against Daesh in the direction of Al-Shajil, on the road along the Euphrates. Their movements are covered by the Global Coalition, which in the last hours carried out three raids on the residential area, killing several militiamen. At Sousa, finally, the Syrian fighters have taken away from the terrorists another kilometer, reaching the gates of the stronghold.
The Syrian army (SAA) advances against the Islamic State in the Badia desert, between Deir Ezzor and Homs. However, the partners of Damascus think that there are too many victims. The anti-Daesh maneuvers have to be accelerated
Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) proceeds against Isis in the Badia desert, between Deir Ezzor and Homs. And there are violent clashes going on between the soldiers and the Islamic State in the area of Tallat Saroukh, south of Shula. Moreover, Damascus is conveying in the area some of the forces originally meant for Abu Kamal. But, thanks to SDF’s liberation of Baghuz, now it runs less dangers. Even more because the number of victims from the battle against Daesh is considered too high. Both militaries and their allies, in fact, lost many men and also leaders. Among these Riad Harmalani, a high commander of the Jaafariyah Force, connected to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). In the last days, instead, some commanders close to Hezbollah died. As a consequence, the allied countries of the regime of Bashar Assad asked to speed up the maneuvers against the jihadists.