On September 16, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advanced in the main street inside the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani, in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, and captured 4 positions from ISIS terrorists, according to the SDF’s media center.
US-backed forces also attempted to advance in the nearby town of al-Susah and clashed with ISIS fighters. However, no significant advance was made there.
Warplanes of the US-led coalition conducted three strikes on positions inside the ISIS-held pocket. Furthermore, the coalition M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launched five heavy rockets at fortifications of the terrorists group.
The SDF’s media center said that 14 members of ISIS were killed during the clashes in al-Baghuz al-Fawqani and al-Susah. The media center also acknowledged that the terrorist group killed two personnel of the SDF.
Since the beginning of the SDF operation in the ISIS-held pocket, dozens of civilians have been evacuated. However, local sources believe that thousands others are still trapped inside the pocket under the US-led coalition bombing.