On June 17, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) imposed its control of the strategic town of Dashisha near the Syrian-Iraqi border, in the southern al-Hasakah countryside, after heavy clashes with ISIS, according to the media center of the SDF.
US-backed forces continued their advance and captured the village of al-Nasirah east of Dashisha, thus becoming only 2km away from the Syrian-Iraqi border. Reportedly, ISIS fighters withdrew toward their remaining positions along the border and in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
The capture of of Dashisha is considered a huge blow to ISIS. Since the beginning of this year, the terrorist group had used the town as a base to launch cross border attacks against the Iraqi military and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in western Iraq.
The US-led coalition and the SDF will likely develop their attack to eliminate the remaining positions of ISIS along the Syrian-Iraqi border and in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside.