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Syrian Forces Develop Security Operation Against ISIS Cells In Homs-Deir Ezzor Desert


Syrian Forces Develop Security Operation Against ISIS Cells In Homs-Deir Ezzor Desert

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Syrian government forces are developing their anti-ISIS operation in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert.

In March, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the local National Defense Forces (NDF) started a security operation in the area in order to crack down ISIS cells there. Since then, government troops have made a series of limited advances capturing a number of points southwest of the city of al-Mayadin. The most recent government advance has taken place in the area of Al Hasyan, which has been cleared from ISIS members.

The ISIS cells operating in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert pose a direct threat to the government-held areas in the Euphrates Valley and in the area of Palmyra.

However, the SAA and the NDF have still been not able to clear the desert because the security situation is still complicatd in other, more vital areas – for example in southern Damascus.

As soon as government troops liberate southern Damascus from ISIS members, they will focus on other militant-held areas across the country. However, even in this case, the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert may become not the main area of the SAA’s efforts.



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  • Hrky75

    …sawing up pockets faster then a thee-armed Vietnamese sweat shop slave on crystal meth…

    • You can call me Al

      Hahahaha – that is some lateral thinking.

  • Rob

    Russia have played a very significant role in the peace and stability of the whole region by combating all foreign threats and rescue nations from the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia and Israeli migrants. Therefore, in the region now every country want to ally with Russia.

  • Rob

    The world nations should think twice before to ally with the head choppers and illegal land occupiers Trump, May and Macron. They have occupied whole Palestine, Ukraine, 30% Syria and Libya, 20% Iraq, 60% Yemen and Afghanistan.

  • Rob

    How Trump, May and Macron use their all energies to fuel proxy / sectarian war, disintegrate Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Libya and many other countries. While Assad, Putin, Abadi and Rouhani efforts to keep unite and integrate Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and many other countries. So from these facts it is clear that the Trump, May and Macron are evil, butchers and terrorists.

  • Roger Snellman

    Yes, eliminating ISIS will be the turning point for Syria. Turning from war toward peace.

  • Rob

    Rebellion and murder has begun in Idlib-

    • FlorianGeyer

      This is good news :)

  • Rob

    Breaking: Qatari FM denounces Saudi calls to send troops to Syria.

  • Rob

    US, UK and France have all illegal military bases everywhere and in every country in the world while Russia, Iran, Palestine and Lebanon have legal military bases in Syria.

  • Oscar Silva Martinez

    How many ISIS lunatics are estimated to be in that pocket??

  • Rob

    The hands of Israeli migrants Netanyahu, Trump, May and Macron are red by the blood of Palestinians. Shame.
    Get out from Palestine and other Muslim countries.

  • King Tudor777

    If they attack frkm Al Mayadin, Al Bukamal, Al Sukhnah, Humaymah and the T-2 station itllibe easy peasy. Let the IRGC there solve this problem! Why not?