On August 11, warplanes of the US-led coalition dropped thousands of leaflets over ISIS’ pocket in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, in which the coalition called on the civilians to leave the pocket immediately, according to the Syrian pro-opposition blog Deir Ezzor 24.
Local sources said that US-led coalition warplanes conduced several airstrikes on the last strongholds of the terrorist group along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in the last 24 hours.
— État-Major Armées (@EtatMajorFR) August 10, 2018
Last month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the US-led coalition deployed several heavy weapons around ISIS’ pocket in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside. Several units of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were also deployed on the frontlines with the terrorist group, according to the UK-based monitoring group.
The US-led coalition and the SDF will likely launch an large-scale offensive on the remaining positions of ISIS in the southeastern Deir Ezzor in the upcoming weeks. The city of Hajin is considered the main target of the coalition and its Syrian proxies.