The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stepped up their military operations against ISIS and liberated the towns of Hajin, Buhasan, al-Shafah, Kashmah, al-Qahadi, al-Nafilah, Abu Marih and Baghuz Tahtani in the middle Euphrates River Valley, according to Kurdish sources.
The SDF confirmed in its daily press release that its fighters had made a significant advance in the Euphrates Valley and killed more than 71 ISIS terrorists. However, the US-backed group said that the clashes are still ongoing in the area.
US-led coalition warplanes continued their operations against the remaining ISIS positions between the towns of Baghuz Fawqani and al-Ulay’at. According to the SDF press center, more than 104 airstrikes targeted positions, vehicles and gatherings of the terrorist group in the last 24 hours.
Local sources said that thousands of civilians are currently fleeing the ISIS-held pocket in the Euphrates Valley. The remaining terrorist group positions are expected to collapse in the upcoming few days, if not hours.
Photos of the weapons captured by SDF fighters: