On November 24, ISIS fighters in the middle Euphrates River Valley launched a series of attacks on positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) between the towns of al-Susah and Hajin, according to the terrorist group news agency, Amaq.
A commander in ISIS told Amaq that more than 32 SDF fighters were killed and many others were captured in the course of the attack. The terrorist group also seized a Humvee armored vehicle and loads of weapons.
Meanwhile, many Syrian news outlets reported that ISIS fighters had imposed control of large parts of the town of al-Bahrah during the attack. Some sources even claimed that the terrorist group had reached the outskirts of the town of Gharanij.
A day earlier, the SDF media center claimed that US-backed forces had repelled three attacks by ISIS in the Euphrates River. However, these claims are now confirmed to be false.
Despite the support of the US-led coalition, the SDF has not been able to advance in the Euphrates Valley since the beginning of its military operation there last September. Now, U.S.-backed forces may lose their main positions around ISIS-held pocket.
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