Syrian government forces are developing a secrutiy operationa against ISIS cells in the province of Deir Ezzor.
The operation was launched in the area south of the city of al-Mayadin on March 29. Units of the Syrian Arab Army, the National Defense Forces and Liwa al-Quds became the key striking power of government forces there. According to pro-government sources, by April 3, government troops had secured the Faydat Aḩmad al-Hayfan area from ISIS.
Since the start of the opration, no major clashes between ISIS terrorists and government troops have been reported in the area. However, ISIS units still remain active in the desert area south of al-Bukamal. ISIS cells avoid a direct confrontation with government troops prefering conducting hit and run attacks.
The Syrian-Iraqi border also remains the area with the active ISIS presence. On April 1, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced that the Iraqi military has plans to launch a cross-border operation against ISIS in the Syrian border area. MORE DETAILS