The SDF in Hajin have rejected an attempt to Isis counterattack which seeks to recover the lost territory. Meanwhile, Jazeera Storm saves over 700 people, especially women and children, evacuating them from the area controlled by the Islamic State
The SDF in Hajin have rejected a counterattack by Isis. The militiamen of the Islamic State, after losing part of the stronghold to Deir Ezzor, attempted to react by launching an offensive en masse against Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) troops. The Syrian fighters, however, managed to maintain the defensive lines, rejecting the action and forcing the jihadists to flee. Moreover, after losing dozens of elements. This also thanks to the strikes of the International Coalition which bombed IS terrorists. Meanwhile, the Arab-Kurdish forces have also managed to open a humanitarian corridor in the city, which has allowed them to save over 700 civilians. They are mostly women and children, escorted to safe areas in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV).
Daesh also attacks the Syrian army (SAA) to try to open an escape route to the west, towards the Badia desert between Homs and Deir Ezzor. But even here it was rejected
Meanwhile, Isis desperately tries to open an escape corridor to the west, towards the Badia desert, between Homs and Deir Ezzor. In recent hours, a group of militiamen of the Islamic State has launched an attack against the Syrian army (SAA) in the area of Abu Kamal, but even in this case the action was rejected. In addition, the soldiers of Damascus began to target Daesh jihadists in the desert area. In an operation between Bir Helbeh and Bir Safwanya they killed 23 and injured many others. It is not clear whether this is a spot action, or the prelude to the offensive recently announced against the terrorists. The SAA, after conquering Sweida, has in fact begun to amass forces in Homs in anticipation of an “imminent” operation against the fundamentalists. So far, however, it has been limited to a few interventions and to the protection of its forces.