SDF Liberates Key Town In Euphrates Valley From ISIS

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SDF Liberates Key Town In Euphrates Valley From ISIS

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On September 20, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) imposed control of the key town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside after three days of heavy clashes with ISIS fighters, according to the SDF media center.

“Our forces managed today, 20 September 2018, to complete the liberation of the town of al-Baghuz and expelled the mercenaries from it, thus our forces liberated the most important town where the terrorist organization was hiding,” the SDF media center said in a short statement.

Few hours earlier, the SDF reported that its fighters killed 31 members of the terrorist group during an advance on positions in Baghuz al-Fawqani and in the town of Hajin, north of it. US-backed forces also claimed that it destroyed two vehicles, several mortar cannons and five vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).

The attack on al-Baghuz al-Fawqani was backed by US-led coalition warplanes, which conducted more than 15 airstrikes on positions and vehicles of the terrorist group in the last 24 hours.

The next target of the SDF will likely be the town of al-Susah, which is located only 5km to the north of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani. ISIS fighters will likely fail to hold onto their positions in the town because of the heavy firepower of the US-led coalition.

SDF Liberates Key Town In Euphrates Valley From ISIS

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  • Empire’s Frontiers

    In this case, SDF ‘captures’ the town from ISIS.

    Under American control it’s anything but liberated.

  • Tchoutoye

    About time SAA liberated ISIS HQ Hajin.

    • Empire’s Frontiers

      Teasing, of course, but that’s the field HQ.

      They’d need to get a first class flight to DC if they wanted to strike at the root of the tree.

  • putinbeater

    Assad should clean ISIS territories in homs, deir ez zor and suwayga regions.

    • Bill Wilson

      He’s working on it.

      • putinbeater

        he does nithing. thousands of km2-s are under isis rule. one long year did nothing :(

        • Empire’s Frontiers

          It occurs to me what you meant making your screen name.

          ‘Put in beater’

          As in, you’ve been scrambled like an egg.

          • Gregory Louis

            That was clever I’ll give you that one ;p

          • putinbeater

            putin beater.

            it is not my fault, that vladimir has so stupid surname

            btw., some argues, you animal???

  • You can call me Al

    All smoke and mirrors.

  • Rob

    If ISIS are US enemy then why US carry their commanders in their helicopters. ISIS and Al-Qaeda commanders are US army officers.

  • Smaug

    Well, it looks like NATO commanders twisted enough arms to get the Kurds off their butts. KUDOS.

  • Ilya Grushevskiy

    Is it me, or are they just playing musical chairs East of the Euphrates?!