Military Situation In Syria And Iraq On November 4-5, 2018 (Map Update)

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The security situation in both Syria and Iraq remains complicated. The Baghdad government is trying to restore the law and order as well as to eliminate ISIS cells across Iraq:

  • In the Dibris Heights area in the province of Kirkuk, airstrikes of the US-led coalition eliminated 25 ISIS members;
  • 2 ISIS members were arrested in the city of Mosul. While the city was declared liberated in 2017, ISIS cells operate and carry out terrorist attacks inside it. Security forces respond by cracking down on known ISIS cells and carrying out operations to prevent further terrorist attacks;
  • In the al-Shirqat district of Salahuddin province, 5 people, including three children, were wounded when a car bomb exploded near the local school;
  • In the Tuz Khurmatu region, east of Tikrit, an explosion at the weapons depot killed 2 members of the Popular Mobilization Units and injured 28 others. 3 civilians were injured in the same incident;
  • According to reports in Iraqi media, the country’s military carried out strikes on ISIS positions in the Euphrates Valley, inside Syria. Recently, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) halted their ground operation against ISIS thus allowing the terroris group to boost its presence along the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The security issues in Syria are not limited to the SDF’s inability to put an end to the growing ISIS influence in the Euphrates Valley.

  • On November 4, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that about 50 SDF members had been killed in a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) attack in the city of Raqqa;
  • Radical militant groups, first of all Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, continued to violate the casefire regime in the Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria.
Military Situation In Syria And Iraq On November 4-5, 2018 (Map Update)

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  • World_Eye

    Damn Daesh is all over the place.

    • jorge

      Except on the territory under control of the Syrian government, more than 60% of Syria. There we don’t hear nothing about ISIS. Inside that large part of Syria, ISIS as only the little pocket of al Safa and an more larger pocket in the Homs desert.

      • Jens Holm

        Thats unfirtunatly not correct at all.

      • Barba_Papa

        Except that little pocket near Al Safa materialized out of nowhere? Go back half a year and that area is red on the map. Similarly ISIS took over Al Qaryatayn out of the blue what was it? A year ago? And from time to time they also pop up in Al Bukamal? IS stuff keeps on happening as well in government controlled territory. It’s just that SF and most people here find it hilarious when it happens in SDF and Turkish controlled headchopper country, so its being given way more attention here.

        • jorge

          In the densely populated areas under government control there’s no ISIS military activity, and in all that kind of areas liberated this year there’s no news of ISIS military activity. For the moment, their military activity is in the desert and has been reduced by the sieges.

    • Jens Holm

      Thats how guerilla warfae is. They have to be caught one by one.

  • You can call me Al

    Did anyone else notice this statement – “Security forces respond by cracking down on known ISIS cells and carrying out operations to prevent further terrorist attacks”; known ISIS ??? – sounds like the known vermin, raping, stabbing, shooting and bombing in Europe.

  • χρηστος

    SAA has to clear the desert from those rats. now that there are no ongoing operations ,its a perfect time for that.