On November 23, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that their fighters had repelled three ISIS attacks on their positions around the town of Hajin in the middle Euphrates River Valley during the last 24 hours.
“Intense clashes and battles erupted in more than one position, the terrorists were forced to run away and withdraw under the strikes of our fighters,” the SDF media center said in a press release.
US-led coalition warplanes backed SDF fighters during the clashes and carried out 10 airstrikes on positions, gatherings and vehicles of the terrorist group. The SDF media center said that 27 terrorists were killed as a result of the coalition airstrikes and the clashes around Hajin.
ISIS fighters launched the attacks from their positions inside Hajin a day earlier. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the terrorist group had been planning to reach the al-Tanak oil field in order to attack a base of the SDF and the US-led coalition there.
This new series of attacks confirms that the US-led coalition and the SDF are still far away from eliminating the ISIS threat in the Euphrates Valley.