On September 14, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stormed the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani, in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, and captured ten positions inside it following heavy clashes with ISIS fighters, according to the SDF’s media center. Thirteen terrorists were reportedly killed during the clashes inside the town.
The SDF also repelled an ISIS attack on its positions around the town of al-Susah. After repelling the attack, US-backed forces advanced 1km towards the ISIS-held town.
Warplanes and rocket launchers of the US-led coalition supported the SDF offensive and struck several positions of ISIS in al-Baghuz al-Fawqani and the nearby town of Shaafah. The SDF’s media center said several headquarters, artillery pieces and vehicles of the terrorist group were destroyed in the coalition strikes.
The US-led coalition and the SDF launched a joint military operation against the ISIS-held pocket on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river on September 11. The main target of the operation is the town of Hajin, which is the last stronghold of the terrorist group in Syria.