The so-called Islamic State steps up its military operation in Deir Ezzor
The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has intensified its attacks in the last two weeks on the sites of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the province of Deir Ezzor, in eastern Syria, through the launch of a battle as “retaliation” against the killing of its former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The Euphrates Post, a local news network, pointed out to the return of ISIS activity in the areas of the western countryside of Deir Ezzor through clashes and attacks on the SDF sites.
The control of ISIS over the areas in the eastern region of the Euphrates was ended last March through a military operation carried out by the SDF with the support of the US-led international coalition, through which the SDF destroyed ISIS’s last stronghold in the town of al-Baghouz in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
In the past two years, the influence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria has receded. ISIS’s presence was limited in certain areas in the Syrian desert, stretching from the countryside of Homs to Deir Ezzor via continuous military operations against the Syrian regime forces, the SDF, Russia, and America on both banks of the Euphrates River.
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