On June 6, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued their advance towards the strategic town of Dashisha near the Syrian-Iraqi border, in the southern al-Hasakah countryside, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA). The SDF captured the villages of al-Hid and Maruf in the area of Kibiba north of the town.
A fighter of the SDF told ANHA that the villages of al-Jabur, al-Bu Hassan and Tell al-Jabir are currently witnessing heavy clashes between the SDF and ISIS. These three villages are located only 8km north and west of Dashisha.
Earlier, the US-backed forces managed to capture the key town of Fakka, northwest of Dshisha, following heavy clashes with ISIS fighters.
From its side, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq didn’t release any report regarding the ongoing clashes in the southern al-Hasakah countryside. This usually indicates that ISIS is collapsing.
The US-led coalition launched the military operation against the remaining ISIS fighters in Dashisha on June 3. Back then, many local observers questioned the seriousness of this attack, especially that a similar attack on the town of Hajin was halted earlier.