On September 27, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured several positions around the town of al-Susah, in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, following heavy clashes with ISIS fighters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The UK-based monitoring group said that US-led coalition warplanes and artillery supported the SDF attack and struck several positions and vehicles of the terrorist group around al-Susah.
The SDF, backed by the US-led coalition, launched a large-scale military operation to liberate the ISIS-held pocket in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside on September 11. So far, US-backed forces have captured the towns of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani and al-Shajlah.
The remaining fighters of ISIS appear to be unwilling to fight and overwhelmed by the fire power of the US-led coalition. Because of that, the SDF will likely impose control of al-Susah in the upcoming few days. Then it will continue its advance towards the town of Hajin, the main stronghold of the terrorist group in the area.