On November 24, Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), claimed that the US-backed group had repelled ISIS’ attack on the towns of al-Bahrah and Gharanij in the middle Euphrates River Valley.
“Our forces with the help of coalition jet were able to kill many of ISIS terrorists,” Bali said on his official twitter account.
Furthermore, Kurdish activists close to the SDF published photos of weapons, which were allegedly captured from ISIS during the clashes. The weapons including an armored vehicle and a drone armed with small projectiles.
— zana amed (@zana_med) November 24, 2018
Several Syrian sources denied Bali’s claims and said that ISIS withdrew from al-Bahrah voluntarily, not because of the resistance from the SDF. The terrorist group news agency, Amaq, released more than 40 photos confirming that its fighters successfully stormed the SDF’s positions around the town and killed or captured most of US-backed fighters there.
These attempts by the SDF to hide its loses show that the group is much weaker than what it is being promoted by its main backer, the US-led coalition.