The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was forced to move onto defense once again after a series of attacks by ISIS on their positions around the strategic town of Hajin in the middle Euphrates River Valley.
The SDF media center said that the group’s fighters repelled the attacks killing 17 ISIS fighters and destroying several suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (SVBIEDs) of the terrorist group.
“Heavy clashes broke out between our fighters and ISIS terrorists on several axes, the terrorist used several weapons including car bombs. However, our fighters managed to destroy them before reaching their targets,” the SDF media center said in its daily press release.
The US-led coalition reportedly backed the SDF during the clashes and carried out 37 airstrikes on positions of ISIS in the Euphrates Valley. A day earlier, Syrian pro-government and opposition sources reported that the coalition airstrikes killed and injured dozens of civilians.
The SDF launched a new attack on ISIS in Hajin two days ago. However, as expected the US-backed group make no significant advances on the ground.