Saturday, a major advance for the forces, “SDF” supported by the International Alliance in the town of Shafaa in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, amid the collapse of the ranks of the “ISIS”, despite the importance of the town, which is the last major urban areas remaining under their control in Syria and Iraq.
The question now arises on the basis of rapid field developments and the successive defeats of ISIS, and the shrinking of its control over the past few days,
Specifically after the fall of Hajin: What are the next ISIS options? Is it a close return to its strength and strength in the coming, intermediate or subsequent periods ?.
What is ISIS planing ?
The Syrian Badia, which includes the eastern desert of Deir al-Zour and the eastern desert of Homs to the Tel Dakwa area in the desert of Damascus, is witnessing a state of calm for months. The clashes were limited in the past by the eastern desert of Suwayda. Tallah Al Safa Area.
Despite the spread of more than 3,000 fighters organized in the enclaves of Badia, which includes large areas, but the elements did not launch any military operation in 2018, except for some sporadic attacks carried out by small groups, although able to launch large-scale military operations against Multiple objectives myra and control the city of the two villages in the far west of the eastern Homs countryside, passing over 180 km in the Badia. However, its elements in the desert did not move Militarily over the past year.
Reorder the Homs countryside, passing over 180 km in the Badia. However, its elements in the desert did not move Militarily over the past year…
It is expected that what is currently happening in the Badia is the rearrangement of the ranks due to the loss of thousands of foreign and local fighters during the last years of the war, in addition to losing more than 95% of the areas of control of the “Caliphate” declared previously in Iraq and Syria.
The Syrian Badia, known as AL-HAMMAAD desert, is the cradle of the remaining remnants of the ISIS. These remnants may be the title of the next phase, after the loss of the remaining urban areas of the easternmost part of the Syria recently.
It is noteworthy that the Badia Shamia or what is known as Badia al-Hammad, includes vast areas can not be limited and estimated thousands of kilometers, and the organization can hide the thousands of fighters remaining in its ranks, without being monitored by coalition aircraft or other, not to mention the geographical nature that make the It is difficult for Coalition aircraft to monitor their whereabouts and target them.
Deal carries indication
Euphrates post obtained information confirming that ISIS field commanders managed to get out of their control areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in coordination with officers of the Assad regime on the banks of the Euphrates River opposite them (shamia).
The details of the information provided to us by a special source, who asked not to be named, indicate that members of ISIS, most of them prominent names from Arab and other Arab countries, especially the Gulf states,Of the escape after the intensification of fighting in the area and the restrictions on them in the towns of Al-Shafa and Al-Sousse far east of Deir Ezzor.The source said that the exit was on the bank of the Euphrates River in coordination with officers of the regime in the West Bank of the river, noting at the same time, That smugglers from rural Suweida came to the town of AL-SAYYAL under the Syrian regime in the countryside of Albukamal, Which lies on the other bank opposite the city of Shaafah, the most important strongholds of the “ISIS” in the rest of the areas within Syria, to ensure their delivery to other areas of Syria.
The source pointed out that the town of Sayyal was the point of arrival of the soldiers of the ISIS and field commanders fleeing their areas, estimated to number about 100 people, paid a sum of not less than $ 20 thousand dollars per person, To be delivere
d to ISIS control areas in Badia, Deir Ezzor or Badia of El-Swaida, and about 50 elements were secured to reach Idlib countryside.