BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Iraqi-led Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces carried out a powerful attack against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) inside Syria, the group’s media wing announced this evening.
According to Hashd Al-Sha’abi, their forces attacked a group of Islamic State militants that were trying to escape from the town of Baghouz Fouqani.
Hashd Al-Sha’abi said their forces managed to kill scores of Islamic State fighters after they ran into heavy artillery and missiles in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
The Iraqi forces were monitoring the battle east of the Euphrates and decided to strike once they witnessed the Islamic State terrorists fleeing the battlefield.
The reason for the Islamic State retreat was due to the large-scale advance by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and their Coalition allies, who were hammering the terrorist group from above.