With the spread of coronavirus in Syria, the terrorist organization ISIS tried to regain its activity again in some of the Syrian territories that it was previously holding as the terrorist organization regained part of its power in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian news agency.
The last ISIS operation in Deir Al-Zour to prove its existence was the execution of 8 civilians from the Maadan area in the southeastern countryside of Raqqa.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the organization was able to re-establish control over the town of Al-Bahra in the vicinity of Hajin as well as the village of Granig north of Hajin.
Targeting Iran’s militia
With the withdrawal of the Jarf news website, during the past few days, ISIS militants killed a number of members of the Fatemiyoun Brigade and wounded others, in an attack by the organization in the Al-Bukamal Badia in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and this attack killed three members and wounded twenty others.
According to the same site, a patrol belonging to the Iranian militia, in the Ain Ali area in Badiyat al-Qawriyah, east of Deir al-Zour, was attacked by a missile shell by ISIS, killing and wounding the patrol elements, as Iranian militias are deployed in some areas of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor
The attack on SDF
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the organization was not satisfied with this extent. Rather, it launched more than one attack on the military bases of Qasd with hand grenades made of deadly toxic materials.
The observatory documented the killing of a member of the Syrian Democratic Forces intelligence, referred to in a media report by the SDF in the town of Daringh east of Deir Ezzor, after he was kidnapped by ISIS operatives.
According to a local Syrian newspaper, a woman and two members of the Qasd forces were injured as a result of a car bomb explosion by ISIS targeting a military vehicle belonging to Qasd while it was passing by a market in the town of Al-Basira, located in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Greed for oil
In addition to ISIS’s desire to confirm its presence in Syria, taking advantage of the world’s preoccupation with coronavirus crisis, and its desire to return again to one of its pockets it was controlling, there is also a desire and financial greed.
According to the Syrian Observatory, Deir Ezzor is close to the Omar oil field, which is the largest oil field in Syria, and this is a valuable target for ISIS, especially since the organization needs funding in this period