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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – A vast area of desert countryside held by Islamic State forces in the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor is now becoming a major problem for the Syrian Army and allied paramilitaries despite the fact that they have, technically, cordoned-off the area.

For months now, Syrian pro-government forces have upheld a blockade of ISIS-controlled desert countryside – several thousand square kilometers in size – that stretches throughout eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor.

Yet despite this, terrorists with the pocket continue to conduct raids and ambush attacks from all directions (from As-Sukhnah, to Humaymah and Abu Kamal) against the Syrian Army and allied paramilitaries – often so with deadly results.

The latest attack by ISIS from the region resulted in the death of a Syrian Army general who was the chief of intelligence for the Deir Ezzor region.

All initial reports by military-affiliated sources, opposition sources and Syrian conflict observer sources made several months ago placed ISIS manpower in the blockaded desert region at about two hundred fighters with a handful of technicals.

Now it has become apparent that the ISIS force holding out in the region is much larger – perhaps closer to one thousand fighters with 100 or so armed pickups who hide in tunnels, caves and canyons (something the terrorist group is quite adept at).

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And where does Daesh get the weapons, personnel, supplies and intel to maintain a war in the desert?
From the DeZMC of course, courtesy of the Americans’ aerial monitoring of everything.

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Guerilla war now. Bad.

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Chauhan Chauhan

HTEN WHY TIGER FORCE IS GOING TO EAST DAMUSCAUS . FINFISH THIS RATS INDIER ZOR POCKET AND FREE UP THOUSAND OF SOLDIER FOR EAST EUPHRATES. THEN TIGER FIRCE AND REPUBLICAN GAURD FIVNISH WITH EAST DANUSCAUS AND YARMOUK CAMP. AND WHY SYRIAN HEZBOLLAH AND IRANIAN LED ARMY IN ABUKAMAL TO MAYDEEN TO DERI ZOR SITTING LIKE DUCK START THE OFFENSIVE FROM ALL DIRECTION TO ELIMENATE THEM. AND USE DRONE AS MUCH YOU CAN.