The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are pushing for another oil field on the eastern bank of the Euphrates while ISIS terrorists fiercely attack Syrian government forces that have crossed the river.
On Staruday, the SDF started advancing towards Jafra oil and gas fields on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, according to pro-US/SDF sources
On Thursday and on Friday, reports appeared that the SDF seized Tabiyeh and al-Isba oil and gas fields northeast of Deir Ezzor. However, no photos or videos have been provided from the area so far.
On Saturday, the SDF officially confirmed that it seized Kuniko Petroleum Company and al-Isba oil and gas fields. The situation with Tabiyeah fields remained unclear. In any case, this advance opened the SDF a way for further push on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.
Meanwhile, ISIS continued fierce attacks against government forces in Khsham village and Saqr Island east of Deir Ezzor city. The ISIS attacks don’t allow government troops to develop momentum on the oil-rich eastern bank of the river.
Earlier this, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it has observed almost no fighting between ISIS and the SDF.