ISIS raiding party negates east Syrian desert (Credit: Islamic State media)
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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:42 P.M.) – The Islamic State terrorist group is mobilizing thousands of fighters in Syria’s east near the Iraqi border for an all-out offensive that will most likely fall on US-backed Syrian forces, so hint a mix of official and unofficial but well-informed sources.

Reports talk of an operation by ISIS aimed at restoring control over key areas along the Euphrates-Khabur river axis and its surrounding desert countryside – namely oil sites and some large towns.

If true, the only plausible target for ISIS seems to be US-backed Syrian forces that are based in the Deir Ezzor and Hasakah regions given their relatively weak state compared to Syrian and Iraqi government forces which are the only other potential targets.

This is particularly the case since thousands of seasoned US-backed fighters departed east Syria for Afrin to confront Turkey’s Olive Branch operation and following a major reduction in the amount of airstrikes by American warplanes against ISIS across the Deir Ezzor and Hasakah regions (which has given the terrorist group time to regroup).

ISIS is known (for a matter of fact) to still possess many thousands of fighters on the east shore of the Euphrates and in a large yet unsecured desert region along Syria’s easternmost border with Iraq.

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Floriangeyer
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Will we now see the ‘legendary’ US forces engage the ISIS gangs with American infantry now ?
It is unlikely but in the mad world of US ‘Logic ‘ anything is possible.

The US Military is illegally in Syria to fight ISIS.
Now is their chance ,lol.

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Stern Daler

The US are no good for that type of war.
Let Erdogan send some of his mercs or troops.

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Karel Vd Geest

Well, IS is taking its Turkeys given chance to reorganise and attack SAA on the western banks of the river and maybe soon also SDF on the eastern banks of the river.

Thank you mr Erdogan.

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More likely that the thinned out SDF units are the target.
They also sit on the areas with oil. So that is my guess.
I’d go for the resources anyway.

p.s. Thank You Erdogan Sultan for Your help against the infidel Kurdish commies and Western capitalists. The caliph will send You some oil as soon as his forces have recovered the wells. LOL.

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If the Americans were really fighting ISIS, the ‘thousands of massed ISIS fighters’ would be an easy target for America’s much-vaunted “coalition”.
Don’t hold your breath.

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The weather will prevent air attacks especially if IS turns against the SAA.

p.s. But if IS is not bought as mercenary they should attack the SDF that hold the oil wells.

No idea when the local bad weather season is?

The US will miss the Kurds that have gone to the Turkish border. Maybe Erdogan can send some SFA to replace them. LOL.

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The US may get a threshing now. Turkey tied up their best SDF units.

p.s. Thank You Erdogan for supporting Your IS allies! Tongue out

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One onother turkish boost given to IS, now will see if thwy take the advanced of it

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The muslim brother Turkish Sultan and the ISIS Arab caliph, both hate the secular YPG/YPJ. And Turkey will surely be all eager to resume the oil trade with IS. The IS needs revenues for the fight and Turkey needs cheap oil for the fight. A win win situation.

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SAA needs to monitor the IS pocket in southeast Deir Ezzor. An operation to reunite with both parts seems plausible. SAA doesn’t seem too strong as Tigers withdrew to Ghuta. They should’ve cleared that pocket right away.

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While the cats away the rats will play. Orchestrated by the U.S. military around the Deir-Ezzor region now the SDF are leaving town. Neverending conflict and turmoil with their ISIS proxy army, while they sit on their hands and do nothing.
America/Israel the worlds no 1 terrorist nations period !

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So, the ZioFascist Yankee Empire’s strategy on Afrin fully worked out. They can claim to be in Suria to fight Daesh forever that way.