BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:53 A.M.) – Islamic State militants are in the midst of an offensive to recapture a key stronghold town from US-backed forces in eastern Syria after losing it no longer than 36 hours ago.
Just a day since since ISIS was ejected from the fortress town of Gharanij for the third or forth time, the terrorist group is once again in the process of launching an assault to reclaim the highly prized settlement on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor province.
Beginning about twelve hours ago, Islamic State fighters conducted a car bomb assault on the southern periphery of Gharanij against US-led Arab and Kurdish paramilitary units followed by a general assault with storming infantry.
Furthermore, the terrorist group is also carrying out diversionary attacks south of Gharanij at the village of Al-Bahra (fully under their control) to tie down the resources of US-backed anti-ISIS coalition forces.
At the present time, no advances by ISIS have been reported.
Updates to follow.