For nearly two weeks the Syrian army and Iraqi forces have been working to secure the Syrian-Iraqi borders. In two weeks of operations to secure the strategic road linking Iraq to Syria, dozens of Daech terrorist lairs were discovered and dismantled. But that is not all: the Iraqi armed forces are deploying widely to counter the resurgence of daechists in the provinces of Salaheddin and Diyala as well as in the cities of Fallujah and Mosul. Indeed, these are regions where US actions have continued to multiply in recent weeks. Iraqi Resistance fighters closely monitoring these actions report multiple operations of dropping “food and medicine” at Daech residues in al-Anbar province. Information released last week by the agencies had already reported the deployment of hundreds of Blackwater agents in this province where they are tasked with reconstituting Daech’s troops.
Quoted by the Al-Maalomah news agency, Qusay al-Anbari, spokesman for the Iraqi Badr Organization affiliated with the Hashd al-Shaabi, reported on Monday, May 6, that Daech terrorists were hiding in the heart of the desert region of al-Anbar, to which only military helicopters under US command can have access.
Al-Maalomah then quotes residents who, under cover of anonymity, claimed to have seen coalition planes drop food to terrorists who can no longer travel the vast desert of al-Anbar to obtain food, especially since the tribes of the region categorically refuse any deal with the Americans or their agents.
Operations focus on Aboukamal-Qaem
The news comes at a time when Resistance forces began operations ten days ago to remove Daech residues from the Syrian-Iraqi borders to establish security on the strategic road that will soon provide a link between Tehran and the Mediterranean. Securing the Syrian-Iraqi borders will encircle Daech’s residues in eastern and central al-Anbar province, cutting off all contact with central regions.
Covering an area of 230 km in al-Anbar province and along Iraq’s borders with the Syrian provinces of Homs and Deir ez-Zor, operations first took place on the western axis southwest of al-Anbar, between the al-Qaem border crossing and the locality of Akashat. The second axis of operations by Iraqi forces is between the al-Walid crossing point, southwest of the al-Qaem crossing, and the locality of Akashat, reported a source on the ground.
On the other side of the border, Syrian forces and their allies in the Resistance have launched operations in the east and south of Homs province and in the south and south-east of Deir ez-Zor province to clear the strategic areas of A’en Darah, al-Waar, Hamimah and the Sultana dam, the source said.
They conducted operations from the suburbs of the city of Aboukamal in southern Deir ez-Zor to the al-Sawaneh and al-Basiri regions in the southwestern part of the city of Palmyra in eastern Homs province. This route, which includes strategic areas of Maizala and the second pumping station, covers an area of 700 km.
Resistance forces operations on the Syrian-Iraqi borders will continue until the last parcels of land are cleared of Daech residues.
According to sources on the ground, the conduct of operations shows that Resistance forces dominate the strategic area of al-Tanf occupied by US troops and terrorist elements.