The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on December 15 that their fighters have repelled two new counter-attacks by ISIS on their newly-established positions inside the town of Hajin in the middle Euphrates River Valley.
After repelling the attacks, US-backed forces resumed its advance inside Hajin and captured 35 new positions from the terrorist group. US-led coalition warplanes supported SDF fighters by conducting more than 50 airstrikes on ISIS positions and vehicles.
The SDF media center said in its daily press release that 121 fighters and commanders of ISIS were killed in the last 24 hours as a result of the coalition airstrikes and the clashes in the Euphrates Valley.
From its side, the ISIS-linked news agency, Amaq, said that the terrorist group’s fighters killed more than 14 fighters of the SDF after targeting their positions with guided missiles, heavy machine guns and sniper rifles.
A day earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that the SDF imposed control of entire Hajin. However, the ongoing clashes and several photos released by Amaq confirm that the battle is still ongoing in the southern part of the strategic town.