The Kurdish forces are making attempts to advance in the oil-reach province of Deir Ezzor. They have already captured the Maliha oil field and the Juweif oil station. However, Kurdish units failed to capture the Kabibah oil field and recently losed the village of Qashqash.
At the moment, the frontline is stablisied. It’s hard to expect that the YPG (SDF) will be able to achieve any significant gains in the province. The recent developments show that the Kurds aren’t able to counter ISIS in an open war when ISIS forces aren’t drawn to other fronts. Moreover, the US has depoyed more special forces to Syria in order to launch the long-awaited “Kurdish” offensive in Raqqa.
Map by Agathocle deSyracuse