On June 16, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued its advance towards the town of Dashisha near the Syrian-Iraqi border, in the southern al-Hasakah countryside, and captured the Ab Musab gas station, which is located only 2km away from the town, according to the Hawar News Agency (ANHA).
Earlier, the SDF captured the village of Tell al-Jabir, 4km to the west of Dashisha after heavy clashes with ISIS fighters, who then withdrew towards Dashisha.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq has not released any report regarding the situation around Dashisha yet. This reflects the bad situation of the remaining fighters of ISIS in the southern al-Hasakah countryside.
The US-led coalition launched a military operation against ISIS fighters in Dashisha on June 3. Since then, the SDF, backed by special forces from France, Italy and the U.S., managed to captured a number of positions north and now west of the town.
The upcoming days will likely witness the SDF final attack on the ISIS-held border town, as the terrorist group’s fighters appear to be unable to stop the US-backed advance.