Despite the ‘complete defeat’ of ISIS in Syria last week, US-led coalition warplanes carried out new airstrikes on hideouts of the terrorist group in the outskirt of the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani in the Middle Euphrates River Valley on March 29.
Citing sources in the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Al-Etihad Press said that more than 50 fighters and commanders of ISIS were killed in the new airstrikes. According to the sources, the airstrikes were a part of the ongoing combing operation around al-Baghuz al-Fawqani.
“Special forces are searching for prominent leaders of the group [ISIS], as well as for treasures and documents,” the Syrian outlet quoted one of the sources as saying.
Kurdish Journalist Mohamad Hassan, who is known for his close ties with the SDF, released a video of the coalition airstrikes late on March 29, confirming Al-Eithad Press report.
— MOHAMMED HASSAN (@MHJournalist) March 29, 2019
The coalition new airstrikes confirm that ISIS is still present in the Euphrates Valley, even if in lower numbers and smaller capabilities. The terrorists who survived the SDF’s attack will likely operate as sleeper cells in the upcoming period.