On December 6, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that their fighters had repelled several new ISIS attacks on their positions in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside. The attacks were reportedly launched from the terrorist group-held pocket in the middle Euphrates River Valley.
“Our fighters were alerted and foiled the attacks,” the SDF media center said in its daily press release.
More than 88 ISIS militants were killed in the failed attacks, according to the SDF media center. Most of the militants were reportedly killed by US-led coalition warplanes, which conducted several airstrikes on positions and vehicles of the terrorist group.
A day earlier, the SDF claimed that their fighters killed 228 ISIS fighters while repelling similar attacks between December 2 and 5. The ISIS-linked news agency, Amaq, didn’t deny the US-backed group’s claims.