On Octobers 6, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advanced north of the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the SDF media center. US-backed forces also clashed with ISIS fighters around the town of Hajin and foiled several infiltration attempts by terrorist group.
The SDF media center said that SDF fighters killed 20 ISIS terrorists during the clashes in the Euphrates Valley. US-led coalition warplanes also carried out 5 airstrikes on positions and vehicles of the terrorist group.
Meanwhile, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq announced that ISIS fighters destroyed an armored vehicle of the SDF around al-Baghuz al-Fawqani with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). The terrorist group also ambushed a group of SDF fighters near the town and targeted them with IEDs.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the SDF has killed 241 commanders and fighters of ISIS since the beginning of its military operation in the Euphrates valley last month. However, the US-backed group is yet to make any significant achievement on the ground.