On November 8, the US-led coalition foiled an attempt by ISIS to attack one of its military bases near the al-Tanak oil field in the middle Euphrates River Valley, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
In details, an ISIS force headed towards the US-led coalition base in the early hours of the morning. However, coalition warplanes detected the force and carried out several airstrikes on it destroying 7 vehicles and killing more than 20 terrorists.
“Intense airstrikes were able to foil the organization [ISIS] attack on the al-Tanak oil field, which is considered one of the biggest oil fields in Deir Ezzor, it also hosts a military base of the Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF], where military advisors of U.S. forces and the coalition are deployed,” the SOHR said in its report.
After foiling the attack, the US-led coalition and the SDF deployed more troops in the a-Tanak oil field in order to secure their positions there, according to the SHOR.
The SDF halted its military operation against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley on October 31 after a series of setbacks. Since then, the terrorist group has launched several attacks in an attempt to take advantage of the situation.