SDF attacks ISIS last stronghold east of Euphrates

SDF attacks ISIS last stronghold east of Euphrates
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Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces militia (SDF) launched an attack on the last stronghold of the Islamic State, east of the Euphrates, few days after recapturing the border city of al-Baghuz.

Official media sources informed, today, that the attack was launched from several axes, while the SDF is trying to advance into the city of Hajeen, which is the most important areas held by the Islamic State, east of the Euphrates.

The advance of the Kurdish forces is covered by air strikes conducted by the international coalition aviation, the sources added.

Meanwhile, the Islamic State group did not made any comments on the developments of its military operations in the eastern banks of the Euphrates.

Last week, Commander of Deir Ezzor Military Council said that the military operations will start in the city of Hajeen, where the Islamic State militants are besieged, after capturing the city of al-Baghuz, which is located on the Syrian-Iraqi border, east of the Euphrates River.

He also added that the Deir Ezzor Military Council is currently comping the border village, to clear it from landmines and eliminate all ISIS sleeper cells in it.

It is noteworthy that by capturing al-Baghuz Village, the Syrian Democratic Forces is now controlling nearly 30 kilometers in the area, while the Commander explained that the battles are taking place in cooperation with the Iraqi forces on the border line.

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