The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition, have resumed their operations against ISIS in eastern Syria.
The reported goal of the operation is to establish control over the entire Syrian-Iraqi border on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.
According to pro-Kurdish sources, the SDF has already captured the villages of Abu Hamam, al-Hayan and Swaidan located 25km northeast of Deir Ezzor. 17 ISIS members were allegedly killed during the SDF advance.
Earlier this week rumors appeared that the SDF had reached a ceasefire deal with ISIS in the area. The ongoing advance confirms the SDF statement denying the existing of such a deal with ISIS.