On June 3, the US-led coalition launched a new military operation against the remaining ISIS fighters in the area of Dashisha in the southern part of the northeastern Syrian governorate of al-Hasakah.
According to an official statement of the US-led coalition, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will lead the new military operation on the ground. The operation will be also supported by warplanes of the US-led coalition and even the Iraqi Air Force (IAF), which already had carried out several airstrikes on ISIS inside Syria during May.
“This is a well-coordinated, powerful offensive to annihilate Daesh [ISIS] remnants in northeastern Syria … Our partners are aggressively taking the fight to what’s left of Daesh’s conventional force, which has been demoralized by military losses and its leadership’s abandonment of the terrorists they left on the front lines,” Lieutenant General Paul E. Funk II, commander of Combined Joint Task Force of the US-led coalition said.
The US-led collation said that its warplanes are already carrying out airstrikes on ISIS command and control centers, weapons production and storage facilities, safe houses and facilitation sites in Dashisha.
On May 1, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the resumption of their anti-ISIS operation in the governorate of Deir Ezzor. Since then, US-backed force has managed to capture the village of al-Baghuz only.
Despite that many local sources confirmed that the SDF is massing its forces around Dashisha, local observers believe that the US-led coalition may slow down the operation on purpose just like it did during the Deir Ezzor operation.