10 Sep '17, 1am

Coalition-backed forces push into Syria's Kahbur River valley | FDD's Long War Journal

Coalition-backed forces push into Syria's Kahbur River valley | FDD's Long War Journal

The Deir Ezzor Military Council announced a new US-backed offensive against the Islamic State in eastern Syria. The US-led coalition announced today that the Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC) has begun a new offensive against the Islamic State in the Kahbur River valley. The offensive, named “Operation Jazeera Storm,” aims to dislodge the so-called caliphate from its strongholds north of the city of Deir Ezzor. The new effort means that there are now two different coalitions trying to uproot the self-declared caliphate in eastern Syria. Bashar al Assad’s regime, backed by Iran and Russia, has made progress in Deir Ezzor in recent weeks. Earlier this month, the Syrian regime said that its forces and allies had broken through the Islamic State’s siege of its positions in and around Deir Ezzor city. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s men began the siege in 2014 and their actions have contribut...

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