The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) repelled an ISIS counter-attack on their positions in the town of al-Susah in the middle Euphrates River Valley on January 26.
“In the morning, ISIS launched a large-scale attack on the frontline positions of our fighters in the town of al-Susah and around it, heavy clashes took place for more than 10 hours,” the US-backed group said in an official statement released by its press center.
US-led coalition warplanes carried out 56 airstrikes on the remaining ISIS positions in the Euphrates Valley in the last 24 hours in order to support SDF fighters. More than 82 terrorists were reportedly killed as a result of the airstrikes and the clashes on the ground.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the number of people who have fled from the ISIS-held pocket in the Euphrates Valley since last December has risen to 30,600. The number includes more than 2,470 terrorists who were captured by the SDF.
Kurdish sources say that ISIS is witnessing its final days in the Euphrates Valley. However, the recent counter-attacks indicate that many members of the terrorist group are still willing to fight until death.
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