BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) is getting desperate in eastern Syria after launching several failed attacks to breakout of the Badiya Al-Sham region.
Over the course of four days, the Islamic State has launched at least three attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies in the Badiya Al-Sham region.
All of these Islamic State attacks have failed, despite the fact they have repeatedly attempted to use the element of surprise and poor weather to score new advances against the government troops.
With the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed forces surrounding this entire desert region, ISIS finds themselves in a more desperate state, as they have virtually nowhere to go.
The Syrian government has nowhere to transport these terrorists to and the rebels and US-backed forces do not want them inside their territories either.
The best bet for these Islamic State militants is to secure a deal with the rebels and government which would allow them to settle in the Idlib Governorate temporarily.
However, the likelihood of the rebels agreeing to this is very slim, given that the Islamic State repeatedly attacked their positions in southern Idlib last year.
ISIS now has to face the reality that their so-called ‘caliphate’ may now only exist in their minds, as they control very little ground in both Iraq and Syria.