Syrian Democratic Forces prepare military attack to oust Islamic State from Eastern Euphrates in Deir ez-Zor
Deir ez-Zor - SMART
The Kurdish Autonomous Administration's Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) prepare to launch a military attack against the Islamic State’s (ISIS) outposts to oust the ISIS fighters from the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir ez-Zor governorate, Northeastern Syria.
On Sunday, media sources in the SDF's Deir ez-Zour military council reported that that the SDF are preparing to launch the attack in early May, starting at the al-Tanak oil field and eastern side of the city of al-Shadadi in al-Hasakah, which is near the administrative border with Deir ez-Zor.
The sources noted that Deir ez-Zor military council, Kurdish People’s Protection Units, Manbij military council, Jaysh al-Thuwar, al-Sanadeed troops, and al-Suturu troops, sent reinforcements to the area.
ISIS is originally stationed in four cities and towns in Southern Deir ez-Zor, Hajin, al-Mu Hassan, al-Sha’fah, al-Baghouz, as well as 22 villages and outposts on the administrative border between the governorates of Deir ez-Zor and al-Hasakah. The most prominent of the 22 villages are Tall al-Jayer, Tall al-Manakh, Um Hafour, al-Reemat, Faket al-Taraf, Faket al-Shuwaikh, al-Hisou, al-Bawardi, al-Dishisha, and Badiyat al-Bajari adjacent to Badiyat al-Sour, which is near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
On Apr. 26, 2018, James Mattis, the United States foreign minister, stated that new military actions will be launched against ISIS in the Euphrates area in Deir ez-Zor.