daesh are chivvied from city to city so that those cities may be destroyed (as any fule no)

Regulars will remember my exposition of the “push-pull method” of running psuedo-gangs: CIA induces the gang forward with (usually) financial opportunities & criminal incentives, while JSOC harasses it from the rear with SOF raids and bombing. Remember, only the head of the pseudo-gang is normally witting to the deception involved, and he has a satellite phone, so they can ring him hanf an hour before they start the raid – RB

Messy fight awaits Daesh’s next Syrian capital at Mayadin
Lolita Baldor, Bassem Mroue, AP, Jun 15 2017

FASCHINGSTEIN — As Daesh take a pounding in their eroding Iraqi and Syrian strongholds, its leaders have set up a new HQ in Syria away from the front lines, where they are digging in and likely planning more attacks against the West. The militants’ relocation could extend Daesh’s ability to wreak havoc in the region and beyond for months to come. Pindo boxtops and Syrian ‘activists’ say many commanders have fled the besieged cities of Mosul and Raqqa in recent months for Mayadin, a remote town in the heart of Syria’s Daesh-controlled Euphrates River valley, near the Iraqi border (exactly where the puppet ZOG army wants to be in order to break the Iranian supply line to Hezbollah – RB). Pindostan is aware of the migration and has launched airstrikes there, but its military campaign remains focused on ousting Daesh from Mosul and Raqqa. Militants may already be communicating, coordinating and directing attacks from Mayadin, about 190 km southeast of Raqqa, at a time when foreign fighters are returning to home countries in Europe, the MENA and Asia and conducting attacks. Command-and-control elements reporting to Daesh leadership in Raqqa are now in the city. Jennifer Cafarella of the Institute for the Study of War said:

The ground campaign has largely amounted to Pindostan just chasing the Daesh cell around the battlefield. Every time we get close to it, it moves. There are even reports of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi relocating to the Mayadin area.

CENTCOM dismiss suggestions the coalition hasn’t acted forcefully enough to prevent Daesh leaders from moving HQ and regrouping, but they agree the preponderance of their operations is still in Mosul and Raqqa. Iraqi troops are still trying to conquer Mosul, while Pindo-backed Kurds are still fighting their way into Raqqa’s center. Col R Dillon of CENTCOM in Baghdad lied:

If we find them and know where they are, we will strike them.

Daesh commanders have been moving their operations and families to Mayadin for several months as coalition-backed forces began closing in on Raqqa, senior Pindo boxtops say. They’re arriving in an area controlled by Daesh militants and populated by Sunni sympathizers. Syrian ‘opposition activists’ say that Daesh has brought many of its fighters to Mayadin and that they’re now digging trenches around the city, which still draws revenue from nearby oil wells, including the al-Omar field, among Syria’s largest. Its proximity to the desert and Iraqi border makes ground attacks harder. Ahmad al-Hamad, a Syrian army colonel who defected early in the conflict, said:

Sympathetic local tribes have supported Daesh and most of its elite fighters are now in the area. Deir el-Zour province will be the last battle for Daesh.

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Mohammed Khider, writes atrocity propaganda about Daesh-held areas, helpfully added:

It will be the last castle for the group, and they want it as a capital so the fighters will defend it to death.

Daesh forces converging in Mayadin face two threats. Rebels in the south, near the Jordanian border, hope to march upon Raqqa. Those plans may be complicated by Syrian government troops who have set up outposts around the border town of at-Tanf, where the CIA trains them. Syrian government forces could lead a future attack on Mayadin, having captured significant territory from Daesh in recent months and reached the Iraqi border for the first time in years. Assad’s forces and allied Shi’ite militias are currently marching toward the Daesh stronghold of Sukhna. Deir el-Zour would be their next target. A messy fight awaits, whoever ends up leading it. Tens of thousands of refugees have descended on Mayadin, driven from homes in Iraq and Syria by fighting. The exodus puts them in the line of fire at a time that Pindostan has been criticized for airstrikes leading to heavy civilian death tolls. In recent weeks, air attacks on the city have intensified. Residents were preparing for Ramadan in late May when waves of airstrikes struck several neighborhoods, demolishing buildings and killing scores. Many were buried beneath the rubble. Casualties overwhelmed hospitals and mosque loudspeakers urged residents to donate blood to the wounded. Two of the strikes killed Daesh leaders planning attacks in the West, according to CENTCOM. Others hit Daesh media and propaganda facilities (not to mention ‘brain radio,’ a fiendish Iranian agitprop service telepathically driving loonies in the West to become Kamikazes – RB). Baraa Kadek, founder of the Daesh news agency, was killed with his daughter, his brother claimed. Innocent civilians have been killed too, ‘activists’ say (sic! – RB). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says strikes on Mayadin have killed 20 Daesh fighters and 182 others since May 22. The dead include 28 civilians and 154 family members of Daesh fighters, the group said. It tallied 68 children and 57 women killed.

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