MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The units of the SDF launched an operation against Daesh in the province of Deir Ez-Zor, according to a statement of the local SDF Military Council issued on Saturday.
The operation, called Island Storm, is being conducted along with an anti-terrorist push by Syrian government forces in the same area.
Earlier it was reported that the Syrian army, with Russian air support, has managed to finally break the three-year Daesh siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor. Until that point, food and ammunition had only been delivered to the city by air. Helicopters from the city of Qamishli had evacuated the wounded and delivering essential supplies to the city's population.
Simultaneously, the SDF have been carrying out an Operation Euphrates Rage to retake Raqqa from Daesh with the support of the US-led international coalition since November 2016. The province of Raqqa is located west of Deir Ez-Zor.