On June 24, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) eliminated an ISIS pocket north of the town of Dashisha in the southern al-Haskah countryside, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Kurdish activists said that US-backed forces had captured the villages of Rujm Al-Hajar and Matari and the area of Tell Manakh north of Dashisha. However, the SDF is yet to confirm these claims.
A day earlier, the SDF reached the Syrian-Iraqi border east to the town of Dashisha and captured the Syrian side of the Tell Safouk border crossing, thus achieving the main goal of its operation in the southern al-Hasakah countryside.
The SOHR reported that the SDF and the US-led coalition are currently preparing to launch a new large scale attack on the strategic town of Hajin and the remaining positions of ISIS along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. The pro-opposition monitoring group added that the Kurdish-dominated force had deployed dozens of armored vehicles near ISIS positions there.
According to the SOHR, the new attack of the SDF will begin in the upcoming days. US-backed forces will likely face stronger resistance from ISIS fighters in Deir Ezzor because they are well trained and armed.