The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition, are advancing on the remaining positions of ISIS in the Euphrates Valley, in the Syrina province of Deir Ezzor.
According to pro-SDF sources, the US-backed force has captured the village of Baghuz and advanced on the settlements of Baghuz Forqani and Shajah.
At the same time, sporadic clashes continue near the ISIS-held village of Hajin, which according to local sources is currently the key ISIS stronghold in the area.
The goal of the US-backed operation in the area is to force ISIS units to withdraw from the Euphrates Valley to the northern desert, near the Syrian-Iraqi border. This will allow the US-led coalition to limit the ISIS influence in the area and to get freedom of actions there.