SDF held a press conference on Tuesday 11 September in which they announced the launch of the last phase of the campaign of ” Asefat Al-Jazeera” to liberate the remaining areas of Deir al-Zour countryside.
The statement pointed out that the campaign of the storm of Al-Jazeera storm which began a year ago to liberate the countryside of Deir al-Zour and Hasakah, resulted in the liberation of hundreds of villages and thousands of civilians from the hands of Daesh, in cooperation and coordination with the international coalition forces to fight terrorism.
The statement stressed that this last phase aims to liberate the towns of “Hijin, Sousa and al-shafa with the villages and their farms” from Daesh.
This is the text of the statement:
The battle of defeat terrorism is the culmination for Al-Jazeera storm campaign.
“One year has passed since our forces began to declare the campaign of the island storm to liberate the villages of Deir al-Zour and Hasakah.
where hundreds of villages and hundreds of thousands of civilians have been liberated from the hands of Daesh and the liberation of vast areas of these two provinces,
in coordination between our forces and the International coalition through aerial and artillery support, leaving only “Hajin” area and its countryside, which is still under the control of the terrorist organization.
Our forces launched on Monday (10 September, 2018) and since the evening hours, the last phase of its victorious campaigns and its last battle east of the Euphrates as (a battle to defeat terrorism) and from four axes,
aiming to eliminate Daesh in the last strongholds and liberate the villages and towns of ” “Hijin, Sousa and al-shafa “with its villages and farms, and on a geographical area ranging from (35 km) tall and (10 km) width, as a culmination of the results of our previous campaigns in Al-Jazeera storm.
In the final phase of the campaign, brigades from the Deir al-Zour military council, with the support of units and formations of the border guards, and the active participation of the special forces’ battalions of YPG and YPJ, will be actively supported by the coalition’s international reconnaissance, The International Coalition artillery in coordination with the Iraqi army provide artillery support to our forces by bombing the fixed targets of the terrorists.
We in SDF, while reaffirming our determination to move forward to end terrorism in the east of the Euphrates, will spare no effort to do everything we can with regard to our humanitarian obligations. Our forces have provided a humanitarian crossing to evacuate civilians along of Bahra town. Our specialized teams have equipped an emergency shelter camp to provide logistical and medical services to the displaced. Similarly, our forces will take positive action.
With any information related to the fate of abductees of unknown fate, and will do what it does to do to clarify the fate of those abducted”.
Glory and immortality of martyrs
Shame of terrorism and its supporters
Syrian Democratic Forces