On September 30, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) imposed control of 19 new positions in the vicinity of the towns of Hajin and al-Susah, in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, following heavy clashes with ISIS terrorists, according to the SDF media center.
During the clashes, SDF fighters killed 49 terrorists and destroyed 4 vehicles of ISIS. Furthermore, US-led coalition warplanes carried out 17 airstrikes on the terrorist group’s position and vehicles in Hajin and al-Susah.
From its side, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq announced that ISIS fighters shelled several positions of US-backed forces in the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani, south of al-Susah, with 20 mortar rounds and 8 rockets. The terrorist group also used IEDs to target a bulldozer and several fighters of the SDF around the town.
The SDF stepped up its operations in the ISIS-held pocket in the last few hours. US-backed forces are likely planning to storm al-Susah soon to increase the pressure on the remaining fighters of ISIS in Hajin.