On November 14, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attacked several ISIS positions around the key town of Hajin in the middle Euphrates River Valley, which led to heavy clashes in the region.
The SDF media center said in a statement that US-led coalition warplanes backed the SDF attack and carried out 38 airstrikes on positions, vehicles, ammo depots, and gathering of ISIS around and inside Hajin.
“International coalition warplanes carried out many airstrikes on positions and fortifications of the terrorists, killing a number of them and destroying several hideouts,” the SDF media center said in its daily press release.
Despite the air support by the US-led coalition, no advance was reported. This indicates that the terrorist group’s fighters had managed to repel the attack.
The SDF halted its military operation in the Euphrates valley on August 31 after series of setbacks. Eleven days later, the US-backed group resumed the operation as a result of talks with the coalition, which appears to be willing to show that it’s combating ISIS in the area.