Late on Thursday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured Al-Husseiniyeh town along the eastern bank of the Euphrates river north of Deir Ezzor city.
With this advance ISIS was fully besieged in the area along the Euphrates River between the southern Raqqa countryside and the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside.
The SDF will likely continue its advance northwest and southeast of Deir Ezzor city along the eastern bank of the river. Pro-government sources believe that no less than 1000 will-armed ISIS fighters are now trapped in the created Euphrates Valley pocket.
Meanwhile, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that 120 civilians including 100 child were killed in an airstrike by the US-led collation on a refugee camp near the village of Jadid A’akidat in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside. Amaq claims are yet to be confirmed by any other side.
Amaq also claimed that ISIS fighters destroyed two vehicles of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) east of al-Taim oil field southwest of Deir Ezzor city.