Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Syrian Democratic Forces militia besieged the Islamic State group in a small area east of the Euphrates, after capturing the strategic village of al- Baghuz, Enab Baladi News reported.
The Commander of Deir Ezzor Military Council said, today, 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.
The SDF military operations are coinciding with air strikes carried out by the Iraqi Army Aviation, which bombarded a headquarters belong to the Islamic State in the countryside of the Syrian city of Hasakah.
The SDF also captured 18 kilometers of the ISIS-held areas, early last week, backed by the international coalition aviation and French troops, which were deployed lately in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.