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Anılcan Erdoğan @yahyaliyahya03
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In 2015 after fall of #Palmyra #ISIS quickly came through gates of #Damascus and #Suwayda but they focused on #Qalamoun. After 2016, #FSA near Jordanian border started to attack to ISIS and gained ground through early 2017.
When #SAA was planning massive offensive to capture whole #ISIS areas in the center and east of country. #FSA in #Qalamun and near Jordanian border attacks to ISIS and try to open supply line for the besieged Qalamun pocket.
#ISIS was pulling back these areas quickly. They did same in June 2016. They fallback near al Tanf and Iraqi border. Rebels with US Spec Ops attacked #AbuKamal under US-led Coaltion Air Support.
#ISIS suddenly attacked from desert, cut off the rebels supply line and also started attack to from #AbuKamal and Iraqi border. Rebel attack is turned into disaster. #ISIS capture huge amounts of ammo, weapon and equipment (including drones and communication devices)
Rebels fall back to the al #Tanf. They start to regroup again with support of US, British and Jordanian help and they started to attack again early 2017. ISIS resistance is little to no.
Rebels captured huge areas from ISIS in Syrian Badiya (#Suwayda-#Damascus-#Homs desert. But also #SAA prepare for the big operation.
When rebels drive out the ISIS in this areas. Same time #SAA started their massive offensive which ended in December 2017 with capture last areas near #AbuKamal
Firstly #SAA attacks through #Qalamoun Mountains. ISIS was controlling most of the mountains. After few days ISIS pull back all of their main forces in April 2017. Because rebels advancing in their behind lines.
After ISIS's huge retreat. Also you can remember #SAA start to attack rebels same time and drive them to near al #Tanf.
Most of the people forgot ISIS's spread their cells and desert mountain units to whole of the area (#Suwaida-#Damascus-#Homs-#DeirEzzor). ISIS is quickly disappearing in the desert and mountainous areas.
Last year ISIS fores in this areas was very calm and they tring to strengthen their forces in this areas. Also they show their capabilites with attacking #Qaryatayn. They used their cells in #Qalamoun Mountains and a group of militants which infiltrated from #DeirEzzor desert.
After the weeks of fighting near #Qaryatayn they disappeared again in October 2017.
And after these reports, only we heard some reports of ISIS militants hiding and moving in these areas and sometimes #RuAF and #SAA bombarded there.
In the last 3 year ISIS spreaded their presence to all Syrian deserts and #Qalamoun Mountains. When they losing frontlines they focused on spread their cells to #Suwaida-#Damascus deserts. These areas full with the hideouts, caves, tunnels, weapon caches.
Since 2004 #ISIS always saw deserts for their hiding places, training areas and also attack zones. They can quickly attack from the desert to their enemies. Also they doing same thing in #Syria.
2 months ago nearly 1000 ISIS militants evacuated from #Damascus #Yarmouk Camp to the desert near #Damascus-#Suwaida.
After this #ISIS's desert units gained big support with this evacuation. Firstly we heard their movement near #Lajat. Also few weeks ago they saw near al Seen Airbase and few days after they attacked base and killed and captured some #SAA soldiers.
And yesterday they suddenly attacked from desert through #Suwaida. They did SVEST attacks in city also they attacked defensive lines in the east and north ambushed reinforcement convoys nearly 250 people died in this attack, #ISIS lost almost 40 terrorists.
Everyone surprised "what the hell is going on" Maps and famous analysts mostly said there is no ISIS presence in these areas and most of the people believed that but already deserts of the Syria fill with this terrorists.
#SAA started an operation near al Safa Volcanic area in #Suwaida against #ISIS 7 weeks ago. They killing some terrorists but terrorists well prepared and they know this areas. They are quickly attacking and disappearing they know fight and hide in deserts.
They integrated with deserts, you can make operations every month but they hide when you came and they return when you gone. This is the truth. Without find all tunnels, caches, caves and blowing up them you cant end this #ISIS terrorists activity in the deserts and mountains.
#ISIS preparing for huge attacks from deserts and they didnt think capture huge areas like they did last years. They will harass supply lines, checkpoints, military bases, refineries. They will try to terrorise the center, eastern, southeastern ares of the #Syria
When they think their "War of Attrition" is enogh to crash thei opponents they will try turn back again in #Syria. #SAA must focuse on deserts before terrorists gain more strength.
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