On February 7, a group of ISIS suicide bombers attempted to attack a gathering of civilians who had fled from the terrorist group’s pocket in the middle Euphrates River Valley.
“A group of 7 mercenaries wearing explosive belts sneaked in and attempted to blow themselves up among civilians … Special forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) intervened and eliminated the mercenaries after they refused to surrender,” an SDF fighter told the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA).
A day earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that the SDF and the US-led coalition had launched their final attack on ISIS’ last positions in the Euphrates Valley. However, more recent reports say that the situation is still calm to a certain level.
In the last 24 hours more terrorists, including minors, left the ISIS-held pocket and surrendered to the SDF. The ANHA released photos of some them.
The battle against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley appears to be nearing its end. However, it remains unclear if we will see a final assault by the SDF or a deal with the terrorist group, similar to what happened in Manbij, Tabqah and Raqqa.