ISIS Cells Carry Out New Attacks On US-Backed Forces Near Key Oil Field In Southeastern Deir Ezzor

Donate

ISIS Cells Carry Out New Attacks On US-Backed Forces Near Key Oil Field In Southeastern Deir Ezzor

Illustrative image

On August 22, an IED, which had been planted by ISIS cells, struck a vehicle of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the village of al-Hawaij west of the al-Omar oil fields in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq. The terrorist group claimed that four SDF fighters were killed in the attack.

In a second attack, a booby-trapped motorcycle exploded near an oil tanker of the SDF in the village of Juma east of the al-Omar oil fields. Amaq said that ISIS fighters chased the driver of the tanker, who survived the explosion, and executed him.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that warplanes of the US-led coalition had killed three ISIS fighters in a series of airstrikes on the town of al-Baghuz, which is located few kilometers south of al-Omar oil fields. The airstrikes were likely a response to the attacks of ISIS cells.

Since the beginning of this month, ISIS cells have stepped up their attacks on the SDF’s positions around the al-Omar oil fields in what appears to be an attempt to recapture oil sources. The biggest attack occurred on August 18, when more than 20 fighters of the terrorist group stormed several positions of US-backed forces in al-Omar.

Donate

SouthFront

Do you like this content? Consider helping us!

  • frankly

    A steady stream of US and SDF fighting with ISIS stories. As the SAA eliminates vast territories from ISIS and Al Qaeda forces the US still has it’s hands full trying to secure “their” territory from the “enemy”. Do the formerly Christians US soldiers return home card carrying Wahhabis or what? Once they get on to goats, little boys, and captagon there is just no turning back?

    • frankly

      I know, I know they are protecting our freedom. Buying cheap Heroin is not very high on my list of freedoms so I am not so impressed.

  • Concrete Mike

    If the picture is of isis militants notice how they all have m16 rifle…

    • al quaida

      Thousands of them were sold to Iraq.

  • leon mc pilibin

    Hellywood epic in the making,,pretending to fight isis their beloved terrorists..As far as the oil fields are concerned ,they are just like flies around shite.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    sucks lol

  • That Guy

    The Islamic state will remain. Don’t let their setbacks make you feel confident about yourselves (US, Russia, Iran, crusaders, and Shiites (shits) ), because they will come back real hard.

    باقية رغم انوفكم يا رافضة و يا صليبيين