BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:38 P.M.) – Forces of the Islamic State terrorist group have launched an assault against the Syrian Army and allied paramilitary groups along the western shore of the Euphrates, targeting government defenses near the city of Al-Mayadeen.

Military-affiliated sources report that ISIS militants attacked Syrian troops at the hilltop of Tal Ar-Rahbeh which commands a considerable field of view over Al-Mayadeen.

The terrorist onslaught is noted to have been launched out of a large section of yet unsecured desert space in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor province.

At the present time, Islamic State forces are upholding their attack against government positions near and on the Tal Ar-Rahbeh and are noted to using light and medium weapons.

According to Al-Masdar News journalist Ibrahim Joudeh, such attacks by ISIS against Syrian Army positions along the western shore of the Euphrates take place on daily basis although some are a little more vicious than others at times.

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jmNZ

Once the eastern suburbs of Damascus are cleared of fanatical jihadis, next should be the nest of Daesh vipers in the Badiyeh.

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Stern Daler

Sure but they will run into the US zone next to the Jordanian border.

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Okay! They wanted to fight against the ISIS, so there they are!

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Stern Daler

It will give them a chance to live up to their claims.

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Karel Vd Geest

It is a pity that russia’s ally Turkey has launched a viscious attack on Afrin, thereby forcing SDF forces to prioritize the fight against Turkey with its islamist jihadis, among whom are many IS, and to redeploy towards Afrin and reinforce manbij, Kobane and other northern areas.

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George King

No one is forcing “forcing SDF forces to prioritize the fight against Turkey”, this is the choice a separatist Kurds have chosen. They have turned down restoration of Syrian Commons to SAA and Syrian administration and protection under the Syrian alliance. They will reap what all traitors do and as we have seen they are nothing more than tribal gangs even among their own communities. Things are unfolding according to plan as 2 of the 3 Kurdish gangs controlled parts of Aleppo has returned to Syrian administration, Turks are part of that unfolding plan of the alliance. Note that NDF… Read more »

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gzman501 .

That’s strange…everyone has been led to believe that SDF/ISIS/US were nearly one entity. Yes, it’s just too bad that the Kurds are having to leave ill gotten gains to help their brothers defend their ill gotten gains. I wonder when it will become apparent to the Kurds they got in bed with the wrong bunch? What’s even funnier, those going to Afrin are the same bunch that helped Erdo steal Syrian and Iraqi oil…now they are going to their slaughter. Live and learn…or not. The Kurds need to realize that the only local entity that is going to survive is… Read more »

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Stern Daler

Yes a pity.

p.s. If You are referring to the NDF problems with guerilla activities? No the SDF is on the other side east of the river.
These IS come from the desert west of the river.

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Datuk Bandar

YPG has learned the lesson and realized the US and Russian treachery. They will not return when done with erDog’s Daesh/Nusra army in Afrin. The ziofascist empire will have to rely on its own shaved Daesh bandits east of the Euphrates. As there is an obvious agreement about the ‘seize fire’ line separating Aleppo and Idlib between Russia and Turdey for the time being the SAA Tiger forces have a good opportunity to return to Deir Ezzor and the Badiyah and finish the job there when they are done with Ghouta and hopefully Yarmouk. After that, it is high time… Read more »