The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have repelled a major ISIS attack on the town of Al-Susafeh located east of the Tabqah city. The SDF reportedly killed over 16 ISIS fighters during the clashes.
Initially, ISIS was able to break SDF defenses in the town taking control over many points for several hours. However, then, the SDF, supported by the US-led coalition’s warplanes, pushed back and recaptured all lost points.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq released photos of the attack showing ISIS fighters inside Al-Susafeh. The group also captured the technical from the SDF.
The recent ISIS attack on the SDF in Al-Susafeh could be considered as the biggest since the US-backed force encircled Tabqa. The terrorist organization was able to break the SDF siege on this strategic city for few hours until the SDF recaptured the lost points.
Over 7 ISIS suicide attackers targeted SDF positions in Inad and Al-Baghdah south of Al Shadadee allegedly killing 41 Kuridsh fighters, according to Amaq. ISIS also attacked SDF positions in Tal Al-Saman and Al Qadisiah in the Raqqah countryside. The group claimed that its fighters had destroyed a BMP-1.
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