The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) came with a new revealtions of the tough battle between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS terrorists in the Hajin pocket in the Middle Euphrates Valley in Syria. Accordding to the SOHR, since the start of the SDF military operation to eliminate the Hajin pocket, 749 ISIS members had been killed in the area. The SOHR also claimed that 452 SDF members were killed in clashes in the same period.
The SOHR-provided number of ISIS casualties is more or less close to numbers provided by the SDF in its time-to-time reports on the situation in the pocket.
The most interesting fact is that in August-October, the US-led coalition was claiming that there were about 1,000-2,0000 ISIS members in the “Middle Euphrates Valley”. So, if somebody believes in the SOHR and SDF reports on ISIS casualties, the question appears how the SDF made only limited gains in the area if the ISIS terrorist group suffered such a devastating blow to its manpower?