On December 10, members of ISIS captured three positions from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) around the village of Hawi Abu Hamam located south of the Omar oil fields in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq.
Amaq said that 14 fighters of the SDF were killed by ISIS during the clashes around Hawi Abu Hamam. Moreover, a Humvee, and a vehicle of the SDF were destroyed with IEDs near the village.
ISIS also killed a fighter of the SDF and injured four others after targeting them with IEDs around the village of Drng south of the Omar oil fields, according to Amaq. The ISIS-linked news agency said that two other fighters of the SDF were killed in Drng by ISIS snipers.
Some experts predicted that ISIS may focus its attacks on the SDF in the upcoming months, as it lost its last positions in the al-Jazeera region in western Iraq, and on the western bank of the Euphrates River in eastern Syria.