ISIS has been sending a huge amount of reinforcement to Deir Ezzor because of devastating losses they have sustained in their battle against the Syrian Army.

Most of the reinforcements are coming from villages in the Deir Ezzor countryside and from Iraq, primarily from Anbar Province where they are being routed by Iraqi forces.

According to ground sources, tens of dead bodies of fighters for the terrorist group are continually being transferred from the front lines in Deir Ezzor to towns and villages in the countryside that they occupy and returned to their families.

Despite a successful offensive thus far for the terrorist group, this has mostly stalled and come at a high price in terms of manpower.

 

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2017-01-19 11:49

IS can afford heavy casualties. The cannon fodder are mainly foreign Jihadis. Who wins matters, IS can commit a bloodbath if they win. A victory in Deir Ezzor is essential for IS because its oil resources and strategic location. p.s. Casualty rates at Stalingrad strongly favored the Germans not the Russians. But the victory caused a bloodbath among the seasoned German defenders in Stalingrad and the allied Italian, Hungarian, and Romanian armies protecting the 6th army’s flanks. The victory in Stalingrad was also essential to deny access to oil resources to the Axis. For it also busted the German Kaukasus… Read more »