BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) is far from finished in Syria, despite some claims by the U.S. administration.

The terrorist group has mostly retreated to the Syrian Desert region known as the Badiya Al-Sham, which is located between the Deir Ezzor, Homs, and Al-Sweida governorates.

In order to evade airstrikes and missile attacks, the Islamic State has sought shelter inside the vast number of caves that are located throughout this desert region.

According to an officer from the Syrian Arab Army’s 10th Division, the Islamic State has a large presence in the Badiya Al-Sham region, with an estimated 1,500-3,000 fighters still roaming around southeast Syria and western Iraq.

The officer said the Islamic State is able to resupply their fighters in both countries by traveling under the cover of night.

By traveling at night, the Islamic State fighters can conduct raids on nearby towns to collect supplies and travel undetected through the desert region.

The officer continued that clearing this desert region of ISIS fighters is very difficult and requires a large number of troops that they cannot afford to deploy to this front at this time.

When asked about the location of the Islamic State’s leadership, including their founder and leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, he responded that the so-called ‘caliph’ is likely moving back and forth from this desert region to Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate.

He would add that as soon as Turkey turns their attention to the eastern Euphrates region, he believes the Islamic State sleeper cells will activate and begin retaking areas from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

ISIS becomes army at night, and SAA becomes sleeping cell at night. That does not sound good for SAA.

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johnny was

assad emptied his jails of jihadis and opened his border to the foreigners, let him deal with the roaches

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Oh yeah? Prove it!

If not then go eat your own SH*T! 🙂

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Karel Vd Geest

Assad has just worsened his own position by ending talks with SDF,

Now both have to man frontlines, while they both have a lack of manpower. Except for russian airpower and Iranian proxies, SAA and SDF are more or less balanced. SAA heavy arms compensated by better SDF tactics, morale, training and fighting esprit.

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Assads and Turks are not even allowed to think like that.

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Karel : Actually, there is no SAA vs SDF, hopefully!

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I dont know if 1500 to 3000 are as expected. i I do know, that the cleaning of guerilla in smaller cells is not over and has to be done again and again getting them one by one. I do believe SDFs can keep theirt parts more clean then the Assads even parts of that is believe. SDFs and especilaly the YPG+J is better then most parts of Assads for that. Muich this spokesman says is well known c**p. Fx I never believe in numbers from Assads. They loose high numbers themselves all the time and by then add ISIS… Read more »