Syrian regime and ISIS simultaneously attack SDF in Deir ez-Zor
Syrian regime forces and ISIS gangs conducted simultaneous attacks on SDF forces in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor.
As Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF’s) Operation Cizire Storm to liberate the countryside of Deir ez-Zor continues on its 103rd day, ISIS gangs conducted attacks on SDF forces in the villages of Cerse Sherqi and Hemam. Fierce clashes erupted after the retaliation of SDF forces.
As clashes between ISIS and SDF continued, Syrian regime forces also attacked the villages of Shahil and Janin controlled by the SDF with heavy weaponry. The artillery attacks did not result in any casualties.
While the ISIS attacks on Cerse Sherqi and Hemam villages were repelled, 20 ISIS members were killed, according to reports.
The Baath regime and ISIS gangs simultaneously attacking the SDF is of importance in terms of revealing the relationship between the two sides.
ISIS gangs had crossed into Deir ez-Zor within the framework of an agreement made on September 22nd.