Two episodes in a few days. All eyes on ISWAP. The modus operandi follows that of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
The SDF have launched operations in Shahil and Hawaij against the cells of Isis troublemakers. These killed tribal and civil society leaders in Deir Ezzor, accusing Kurdish forces of deaths and sparking protests from the civilian population
The SDF, with the support of Inherent Resolve, have launched a new offensive against the Isis strongholds of Shahil and Hawaii in Deir Ezzor. This was due to the fact that some cells of the Islamic State began to fuel chaos in the area, killing local tribal leaders and civil society figures. The jihadists, by spreading fake news and writings on the walls of the two cities, where they accused the Kurdish forces of being responsible for the deaths, sparked protests from the population that forced the soldiers to strengthen vigilance and security in the quadrant. Even with the arrival of numerous reinforcements from Hasaka. It was Daesh’s response to the SDF and Coalition’s campaign against the logistics and support network for jihadists, as well as to the targeted hunt for commanders, launched a few months ago in eastern Syria.
The SDF, with the support of Inherent Resolve, have formed a group of ad hoc special forces, which is silently chasing Daesh provocateurs in Eastern Syria, without involving the population in the raids
The SDF and Inherent Resolve have formed an ad hoc group of special forces, which is in charge of identifying and capturing the Isis troublemakers in Shahil and Hawaij. This works with the utmost attention to avoid the involvement of civilians in the raids and so far has already made several arrests of elements related to the Islamic State, also confiscating large quantities of weapons and ammunition in the two Syrian cities. The operations at Deir Ezzor, however, will continue until the situation returns to normal. By the way, the Kurdish forces underlined in a note denouncing Daesh’s attempt that “we are more determined than ever to continue our operations to dismantle and eliminate IS cells completely”.