The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reportedly gained more area from ISIS near al-Suwar town located northeast of Syria’s Deir Ezzor city.
According to pro-Kurdish sources, SDF units seized Wasiah, Qibada and the nearby train station expanding their control over the al-Suwar countryside.
SDF liberated the villages of Wasya, Qibada, and 4 hamlets + train station. Deir-Ez-Zor.
— Afarin Mamosta (@AfarinMamosta) 3 October 2017
With this advance the SDF further expanded its control along the western bank of Khabur River. The SDF needs this if it seeks to further develop momentum in the direction of the Iraqi border from its positions at the Jafra oil field.