“Operation Jazeera Storm,” a new offensive by the Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC), was launched in the Kahbur River Valley on September 9, 2017. This offensive marks the second coalition attempting to remove the Islamic State’s stronghold in eastern Syria, leaving many wondering who will be given control over territory north of Deir Ezzor city once Islamic State has been removed.

Read Thomas Joscelyn’s article on the subject here.