A brief overview of the recent developments in the area:
- At least one group of ISIS members broke the Euphrates Valley pocket and fled to Iraq after a successful counter-attack in the area;
- Clashes between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS members continue in the Euphrates Valley;
- The US-led coalition conducted strikes on SAA positions in al-Sukkariya, near al-Bukamal;
- A US Special Forces unit is allegedly hiting for top ISIS members in the area.