On January 27, the ISIS-linkned news agency Amaq released an infographics claiming that 377 members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been killed or injured by ISIS over the past week. The infographics also claims that the terrorist group has destroyed 13 vehicles and damaged 7 vehicles and 3 buldozers belonging to the SDF. Furthermore, ISIS has allegedly destoryed 2 ‘HQs’ of the SDF. ISIS has reportedly conducted 10 attacks and 7 car bomb attacks against the SDF over the aforementioned period.
The numbers provided by Amaq are clearly exaggerated. However, ISIS has indeed increased its attacks against the US-backed force in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside recently. The most intense fighting has taken place in the villages of Gharanj and Bahrah.