The remaining fighters of ISIS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River are preparing to fend off an upcoming attack fo the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on August 9.
According to the UK-based monitoring group, ISIS has dissolved its religious police, known as “Hisbah,” as a part of its preparations. Currently, the terrorist group is only focusing on military and security aspects in a bid to repel the upcoming attack.
Meanwhile, the Syrian news outlet Deir Ezzor 24 reported that warplanes of the US-led coalition conducted airstrikes on ISIS’ positions on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, which confirms that the collation is planning to launch its attack soon.
Local observers believe that more than 1,000 fighters and commanders of ISIS are currently hiding the town of Hajin and several villages around it along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. These fighters are well-experienced and managed to repel two attacks of the SDF earlier this year.
However, with the full support of the US-led coalition, the SDF will likely win the upcoming battle and capture the remaining strongholds of ISIS.