On October 7, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stormed the town of al-Marashidah in southeastern Deir Ezzor and captured several positions inside of the town amid heavy clashes with ISIS terrorist.
“Military engineer units dismantled dozens of mines, which had been planted by the terrorists, in al-Marashidah and the work is still ongoing to secure the roads and positions that were liberated,” the SDF media center said in an official press release.
Few hours earlier, the SDF media center reported that SDF fighters killed 29 ISIS members during clashes around al-Marashidah and the town of Hajin, north of it. Furthermore, US-backed forces destroyed an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launcher and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) of the terrorist group.
US-led coalition warplanes backed the SDF attack on al-Marashidah and conducted more than 14 airstrikes on ISIS positions around and inside the town.
The reaming ISIS fighters will likely withdraw from al-Marashidah in the upcoming hours. Once the town is secured, the SDF will be able to attack the nearby town of al-Susah from the southern and southwestern directions for the first time.