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The SDF have launched an all-out offensive against Isis in Deir Ezzor. Jazeera Storm freed almost half of Hajin from the Islamic State and advances. Furthermore, it initiated the maneuvers to expel Daesh from Baghuz
Now it is offensive all over the SDF against Isis in Deir Ezzor. Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm) troops advance inside Hajin and have driven the Islamic State from almost half of the stronghold. In addition, Syrian fighters also began the land invasion in Baghuz, on the border with Iraq. In a few hours, the Arab-Kurdish forces have already taken away territory in Daesh, which is sending its units mainly to the north, in direction of Hajin. In the meantime, reinforcements continue to arrive at the SDF: in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) just 500 more have joined the kurdish ranks, bringing the total to over 17,000, deployed east of the river in the last 20 days. At the same time, the evacuations of civilians from the clash zones and the raids of the International Coalition on the jihadist positions continued.
The jihadists try to escape from the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) to the Badia desert. The Syrian army (SAA) underwent a new attack by the militia in Abu Kamal
Meanwhile, as was planned, the mass escapes of the Isis militia to Deir Ezzor and the attempts to create a corridor west of the Euphrates, towards the Badia desert, multiply. In the score hours, the Syrian army (SAA) in Abu Kamal suffered a surprise attack by a group of Islamic State jihadists, who infiltrated Baghuz, crossing the Euphrates. The action was rejected, but the military lost three elements. The pressing of Daesh in the area also takes place in the desert, where there are sporadic clashes between IS terrorists and the Quds Brigades. In particular towards Mayadeen. Both sides have lost several elements. Instead, there is still no news of the “imminent” operation that Damascus would have had to launch between Homs and Deir Ezzor. The soldiers were stationed on both local borders. But apart from small actions, the maneuvers have not yet started.