On October 18, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by US-led coalition warplanes, repelled a new ISIS attack on their positions north of the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the SDF media center.
تستمر قوات التحالف الدولي ضد داعش باصطياد الوحوش الداعشية في حوض الفرات في سوريا وستواصل عمليتها حتى انتهاء تنظيم داعش الإرهابي في المنطقة pic.twitter.com/CsUAaytU9F
— قوات سوريا من الجبهة (@QSD_Jabha) October 18, 2018
Furthermore, a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) of ISIS attempted to attack a position of the SDF around the town of al-Bahrah, which is located more than 30km north of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani. However, US-baked fighters destroyed the SVBIED before it was able to reach its target.
The SDF media center said in its daily press release that 2 fighters of the SDF and 15 terrorists were killed as a result of the clashes in the last 24 hours. Furthermore, 5 positions of the terrorists group were destroyed.
The ongoing SDF military operation in the Euphrates Valley faced many setbacks during the last two weeks. A day earlier, Russian sources revealed that 21 fighters of the US-backed group were killed and injured, when US-led coalition warplanes struck their positions by mistake.