Agencies (Qasioun) – The Islamic state ISIS militant group carried out a wide offensive against the Syrian regime forces and Iranian militias in Abu Kamal city and several positions in Syrian desert.
The Analyst, Nawar Oliver, working in Omran centre for studies, said "When the Syrian regime or Iraqi government announced that they demolished ISIS, the statements was not clear" adding that the regime "could dislodge ISIS from Deir Ezzor, Abu Kamal, Mayadin and Palmyra cities, but didn’t demolish the terror group in the desert, and this is our main problem today", as quoted by AFP.
He added "The attacks will continue from the desert to target oil fields, gas pipes, main roads and crossing borders, which could cause a headache for the government"
The analyst Hassan Hassan in Al-Tahrir institution for the Middle east policies, predicts that "ISIS will remain eastern Syria and northeastern Iraq which form a weak point for both countries, and ISIS will continue its acts for the next years" adding that ISIS "Know the area well and established an infrastructure for its rebel in the middle of desert, valleys joining between Kirkuk and Dialy in Iraq to Qalamon area in Damascus countryside"
In Eastern Syria, ISIS existing in the desert in a pocket between Palmyra city and southern Abu Kamal, in a bordering area on the other side to Abu Kamal at the eastern shores of Euphrates river.
ISIS lost the seizure on Abu Kamal and Mayadin cities located in Deir Ezzor province on the borders with Iraq, following an offensive carried out by Syrian regime and backed up by Russia, which led regime forces to capture the western shores of Euphrates river.