The ISIS-held area is crumbling in Syria and Iraq under a pressure on multiple frontlines.
The Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are conducting large-scale anti-ISIS operations in the area of Hawija and in an area east of al-Qaim at the Deir Ezzor-Baghdad highway. The army and the PMU have liberated over 30 villages near Hawija and captured the town of Aanah east of al-Qaim.
At the same time the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies as well as the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are advancing agianst ISIS in the countryside of Deir Ezzor city. The SAA has broken the ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor and crossed the Euphrates River. The SDF are clearing the ISIS-held area north of the city and seized important oil fields there.