ISIS Attacks US-backed Forces In Southwestern Deir Ezzor


On February 28, ISIS fighters conducted a hit and run attack on several positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) northeast of the village of al-Shaafah in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, ISIS fighters burned three positions of the SDF, killed thirteen SDF fighters and captured four others. Moreover, ISIS fighters destroyed a bulldozer of the US-backed forces around al-Shaafah with an ATGM.

ISIS Attacks US-backed Forces In Southwestern Deir Ezzor

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ISIS Attacks US-backed Forces In Southwestern Deir Ezzor

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ISIS Attacks US-backed Forces In Southwestern Deir Ezzor

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Meanwhile, an official twitter account of the SDF reported that US-led coalition warplanes had destroyed positions of ISIS in the al-Melh oil well near al-Shaafah as well as in al-Bukhater. “Many” ISIS fighters were killed in the two airstrikes, according to the source.

From its side, Amaq claimed that thirty civilians, mainly women and children, had been killed in an airstrike of the US-led coalition, which had targeted an area west of al-Shaafah. Syrian opposition activists supported ISIS’ claims.

The US-led coalition airstrikes indicate that al-Shaafah is the next target of the SDF. If the SDF captures this village, ISIS will likely be forced to withdraw from its last stronghold on the eastern bank of the Euphrates valley, the town of Hajin – located 15km north of al-Shaafah.



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  • dutchnational

    Well, Turkish attack on Afrin has drawn away some SDF forces from the DeZ countryside and IS is profiting from the help they got from their long time supporters.

    What’s new one might ask.

    • velociraptor

      manbij, kobani, quamishly, hasaka will be freed, too.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    Whoops…. While US backed forces were busy concentrating their attacks on Syrians, Isis, remember them, decided to strike. Looks like the US backed terrorists will now actually have to start fighting Isis. Who knows, next time the US comments about fighting Isis, rather than air lifting them to other locations to fight Syrians, they may actually be telling the truth. Can you imagine that?

    • FlorianGeyer

      It is possible I suppose that the US could give a truthful account but I would not like to put money on it :) It is likely that the remaining ISIS are so deranged by taking Captigon etc that they are akin to rabid dogs and just attack everything. Even their past masters from the US :)

      • TiredOfBsToo

        Nahhhhh, I don’t believe they need to take anything to be deranged, it’s their nature. :-)

        I remember when we were told ‘no American boots on the ground’ almost true, the boots were made in China.

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      • Nigel Maund

        Truth an the US are not happy bedfellows! The US is much happier, with crime, duplicity, chicanery, dishonesty, lying and anything underhand and very dirty.

        • FlorianGeyer

          A positive reaction to the US descent into internecine squabbling and depravity, is that all such empires in history have collapsed under their own weight.

          I listened to a log address by President Putin today where he spoke about the rebirth of Russia since the Soviet Union Collapsed under its own weight.

          Towards the end he was showing the huge advances and advantages that Russia now possesses to combat the US Nuclear aggression and the broken promises of NATO not to approach the Russian borders.

          He said that he had been trying to reason with the Americans but that they will not compromise in any way. He then described with videos the current Russian missiles to counter the US threat.

          President Putin then said ‘ They ( the USA ) will listen to us now . :)

          • Nigel Maund

            Thanks FG! I have seen it on youtube and am about to watch it. The Russians will have to be prepared and the Anglo – American Zionist Bankster – Corporatist Cabal the controls the US and EU are constantly upping the ante and rhetoric to inititate war with Russia in the Ukraine and Syria simultaneously. Russia will need to be well prepared and have excellent defences as the so called “West” is now prepared to do anything to go to war, however crackers it may seem to most people who are just horrified bystanders. Either the Cabal know something most of us don’t or they are extremely desperate or both?

          • FlorianGeyer

            I think the cabal have fallen for believing their own propaganda of Excellence. This type of lunacy was well demonstrated by the Sheriff of Broward county whose surname is Israel , declaring that his ‘leadership ‘ of the police force had been ‘ Amazing ‘. I doubt the parents of the dead and injured in the school would agree. :)

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Former HTS commander says there is no difference between ISIS and HTS as they both have the same ideology.

        • FlorianGeyer

          In truth we all realise that the terrorist gangs are all vying for territory in the hope that when the war ends they will be the only Warlord Gang left in a Turkish/US enclaves.

          This could be the reality but I fervently hope that President Assad is able to unite all of Syria.

          The Syrian people have all suffered to much because if the US/Israeli Game of Thrones.

      • Petra Hattenius

        haters gonna hate

    • Samantha Green


    • Nigel Maund

      Great comment love the irony! “Oh what a tangled web we weave when we conspire to deceive”, and deceit, lies, duplicity and dishonesty are all hallmarks of the USA and have been since the control of the US Government by the Fed; i.e. 1913. The UK and French were great in this department until their Empires imploded, but of course they never lost the knack as well.

      • George King

        “They” would be the key word now would it not?

        “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” –Marcus Tullius Cicero 42B.C.

        • Nigel Maund

          George – thanks for your posting of an excellent quote from that great Roman Republic Senate orator Cicero! After 2000 years it rings as true today as if he had said today!

          • George King

            Aye, the more things change the more they seem to remain the same. There was another quote that came to mind reading your comment.

            “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day. But a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (administrations), too plainly proves a deliberate systematic plan of reducing us to slavery. Thomas Jefferson

      • TiredOfBsToo


        The banks began their takeover around 1863. There’s some speculation that Lincoln’s opposition to it may have been a reason for his assassination. He had planned to counter that legislation, but of course didn’t survive. Rings somewhat similar to the JFK assassination, where the CIA was aware of JFK’s plan to breakup the CIA after JFK fired one of the nastiest a**holes that ever lived or ran an outfit like the CIA. Coincidence? I think not.

    • Petra Hattenius

      Typical troll. care to show your proof? Aahh didn’t think so! You hate what you don’t have dont you.?

      • TiredOfBsToo

        ZZZZzzzzzzzzz WAKE UP!

  • Sinbad2

    As if.

  • Attrition47

    Minutes of diplomatic meetings reveal unpleasant truths about the war against Syria.

    by Jochen Mitschka
    Translation by Hanin Elias

    Lebanese daily newspaper Al Akhbar published a detailed article on US
    plans for Syria on February 22, 2018. The original text titled
    “Washington to its Allies: Let’s Split Syria” comes from journalists
    Mohammad Ballout and Walid Sharara. The text is based on a diplomatic
    protocol that Al Akhbar was leaked and in the plans of the United
    States, Britain, France and their allies of Syria are represented. The
    protocol not only exposes the breach of international law and the
    instrumentalization of the UN and the Geneva Syria talks, but also that
    the policy of the US and its allies in Syria is directed against Russia
    and Iran. The Rubicon will publish this article in an exclusive
    translation in a timely manner. Here is a preliminary report. Ctd….

    • Ronald

      @ Attrition47
      Thank you for these postings ; the first one is Especially Good, a must read.

  • Ed

    And STILL they keep on coming! Their persistance and determination is staggering.

  • nshah

    Isis attacked US..? hehehe BS..!
    Isis staged an attack on US to have pretexts on staying longer or permanently in Syria..!

    • BMWA1

      Nothing convincing in terms of the photo or vid ‘evidence’.

  • Icarus Tanović

    What is this? America is dumb, that’s what we all know, but seem that they want rest of the world to become numb and dumb.
    But ain’t going like that according to their plans.