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Defence & Arms Last Updated: Jan 13, 2021 - 10:16:41 AM


Syria Situation Report: December 16, 2020 - January 7, 2021
By Isabel Ivanescu, ISW, 11/1/21
Jan 13, 2021 - 10:15:27 AM

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Salafi-jihadist organizations in Syria are growing more ambitious. Both ISIS and Hurras al-Din have recently carried out attacks in Turkish-controlled areas in which they had not previously been active. While these attacks were fairly ineffective, they demonstrate intent and capacity to expand operations. Meanwhile, ISIS carried out two ambushes of regime forces in Deir ez-Zour Province that resulted in dozens of casualties. ISIS and Hurras al-Din are well postured to exploit security gaps in both Turkish- and regime-controlled areas and will likely do so in the coming year.

 


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