The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have broken the ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor city and Deir Ezzor Airport and are now developing momentum against the terrorist group in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched own operation against ISIS in Deir Ezzor province and captured an area in the provincial capital’s northern countryside. Meanwhile, the SDF is still clashing with ISIS inside Raqqah city.
In Iraq, government forces are preparing for a military operation against ISIS southwest of Kirkuk. However, the operation is delayed with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s will to establish an independent state in the northeastern part of Iraq.