On April 30, the U.S.-led coalition and the SDF clashed with a cell of ISIS that attempted to carry out an attack near the CONICO gas factory in eastern Deir Ezzor.
According to the Deir Ezzor Media Center, four terrorists of the group riding a taxi opened fire at a military vehicle of the SDF near CONICO. The terrorists injured three SDF fighters and fled the scene.
A unit of the SDF chased the attackers on CONICO-al-Izbah road. After an exchange of fire, two of the attackers were injured and two others were captured.
“Later on, coalition personnel carried out an air landing operation and imposed control of the situation in the region,” the Deir Ezzor Media Center said in a post on Facebook.
In the last few days, the U.S.-led coalition and the SDF intensified their operations against ISIS remnants in Deir Ezzor. On April 29, Moeen Taha al-Hamad, an ISIS commander responsible for a series of assassinations in the governorate, was apprehended in the southeastern countryside.
These operations are without a doubt harming ISIS’ influence in Deir Ezzor. Nevertheless, the terrorist group’s presence there will not likely end anytime soon.