On June 7, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured the villages of al-Murjan, Kulib Tahtani, al-Khuirah and seven farms north of the strategic town of Dashisha near the Syrian-Iraqi border, in the southern al-Hasakah countryside, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA).
The SDF said in an official statement that its fighters had killed 42 fighters and 2 commanders of ISIS during their advance towards Dashisha. US-backed forces added that SDF fighters are now clearing the liberated areas from the mines and IEDs, which were planted by ISIS.
Reportedly, the US-led coalition conducted 21 airstrikes, 47 artillery strikes and 3 rocket strikes on ISIS positions around Dashisha supporting the SDF. The SDF said that these strikes destroyed two vehicles, a motorcycle and two fortified positions of ISIS.
The US-led coalition launched the military operation against the remaining ISIS fighters in Dashisha on June 3. To this day, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq has not released any report regarding the recent development around the area.
Local observers believe that the SDF will impose its control over Dashisha within days because at this stage of the conflict ISIS appears to be incapable of resisting the fire power of the US-led coalition.