At the late hours of December 7, US-led coalition warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on the main hospital in the ISIS-held town of Hajin in the middle Euphrates River Valley, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The number of casualties is yet to be known.
“US-led coalition warplanes targeted the hospital of Hajin in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, which resulted in the complete destruction of the hospital,” local sources to the SANA.
Earlier, the ISIS-linked news agency, Amaq, reported that US-led coalition warplanes conducted more than 100 airstrikes on residential areas within Hajin. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), eleven civilians were killed in the airstrikes.
These intense airstrikes came amid a major advance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) inside Hajin. More than 70% of the strategic town is reportedly under the control of the US-backed group, as for now.
According to several sources, the SDF is working to evacuate the civilians from Hajin. However, it appears that the US-led coalition is looking to clear the town from ISIS as fast as possible without taking the civilian population into account.