On December 5, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they had killed 228 fighters of ISIS repelling several attacks by the terrorist group in the middle Euphrates River Valley over the last three days.
“All the axes [fronts] are still witnessing intermittent clashes until the time of writing this report,” the SDF media center said.
During the clashes, US-led coalition warplanes supported SDF fighters on the ground by conducting more than 115 airstrikes on ISIS positions, gatherings and vehicles in the Euphrates Valley.
According to the SDF media center, ISIS lost the following facilities and equipment during the clashes:
- 35 fortifications;
- 23 frontline positions;
- 3 communication centers;
- 2 mortar positions;
- 3 bulldozers;
- 6 military vehicles;
- 7 motorcycles;
- 7 heavy machine guns;
- 1 anti-aircraft gun.
The SDF didn’t reveal its own loses. However, local observers expect that many US-backed fighters were killed and injured by ISIS. A similar situation happened during the previous wave of the terrorist group’s attacks in the period from October to November.