At least five British troopers had been killed in a rocket attack by ISIS in the village of al-Shaafah in the japanese province of Deir Ezzor, al-Watan newspaper described on January 9. Quite a few far more troopers have been reportedly injured in the incident. They were airlifted to a hospital in Hasakah.
If this have been confirmed, this would be the 2nd incident like casualties among the British forces deployed in Syria in several times. On January 6, 2 British Special Forces soldiers were injured in an ISIS attack, also in Deir Ezzor province.
On January 7, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also recalled Washington’s contribution to the war on ISIS in Syria and Iraq by saying that the US had eradicated 99% of ISIS’ Caliphate.
“We’ve taken down 99 percent of the caliphate. Ninety-9 per cent of the caliphate. That should really be the to start with sentence in each individual story. Proper? Most people concur?” Pompeo told reporters as he was leaving for his Middle East round. “Anybody dispute the details? This has been an enormously effective marketing campaign,” he extra.
It is difficult to deny that the US-led coalition was pressured to respond to the Russian military procedure in Syria by intensifying its personal anti-ISIS campaign in the place. Even so, it stays unclear how Washington was ready to eliminate 99% of the ISIS’ Caliphate by limiting its functions from the terrorist team to Iraq and northeastern Syria only.
Soon after 10 times of clashes, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed Countrywide Front for Liberation (NFL) attained a ceasefire placing an end to this spherical of escalation in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
The settlement was probably reached soon after Turkish mediation. Turkey’s Overseas Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu even claimed that
“Ankara has taken the vital techniques to quit these [HTS] attacks”.
Underneath the settlement, which was signed by both of those groups at the early hours of January 10, all the regions managed by the NFL will be dominated by HTS’ Salvation Authorities. The offer boosts even further the now robust positions of HTS in northwestern Syria.
Meanwhile, the Turkish-backed Syrian Cost-free Law enforcement (FSP) announced that it experienced suspended the do the job in all of its facilities by means of the opposition-held part of northwestern Syria till a “further notice” because of to “new conditions.”
In its official assertion, the FSP also stated that will hand more than all of its facilities to the regional authorities in each spot and will distribute its remaining money among its staff. These strategies advise that the FSP might by no means resume its perform.
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