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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – On Monday, Islamic State militants operating in the east Syrian province of Deir Ezzor encircled US-backed Kurdish forces near the border with Iraq during a swift and sudden assault.

Maneuvering across open desert whilst launching distraction attacks along the eastern shore of the Euphrates, ISIS bypassed the main zones of fire covered by Syrian Kurdish positions in the As-Sosa region of Deir Ezzor, hitting them in the flank.

Islamic State forces employed technicals and light infantry in a hit-and-run style attack all-too typical of the jihadist faction. The objective of the raid was simple, to kill as many US-backed paras as possible.

The terrorist assault would only be beaten-off with the assistance of Iranian-backed forces in Iraq – specially the 13th Brigade of the Popular Mobilization Units – who crossed over from the border to relieve a decimated Kurdish platoon, in the end saving 11 US-backed fighters.

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Some outside force is still aiding and abetting IS with the aim to tie up as many SDF forces as possible. The only interested party is Turkey which had trade links with IS from day one of the Caliphate and before.

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I don’t think that Daesh needs much intel in order to perform hit-and-run in a zone they fully controlled just days ago – and that’s still NOT in SDF’s control.
OTOH hand what I *really* wonder is: why had the “sectarian, Iranian-dominated” PMUs to come to the rescue? Where was it the powerful “anti-ISIS coalition” with their gunships, choppers, hornets and stuff? Perhaps they were too busy into killing real Daesh fighting forces in order to protect freshly democratic-council-painted Daesh murderers?

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That place is far from Turkey.
But I’m surprised that the coalition had not bombed the ennemy this time to defend their proxies. Oh ! Oupps! I forgot ! They were not figthing agaist the syrian army. It was only Isis !!

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You beat me to it, however I do not believe it is Turkey, I would go the US, to give them the excuse to stay – you know how the effers act.

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Why did pmu do it?
They should let CIA stooges alone, to deal with isis.