BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a powerful counter-attack in southeast Deir Ezzor, today, targeting the areas they recently lost to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization.
Backed by heavy airstrikes from the U.S. Coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces began their counter-attack by storming Daesh’s newly captured territory inside of Al-Gharanj and Al-Bahra.
According to SDF activists, their troops managed to retake all of the territory they lost to Daesh over the last 24 hours, including the town of Al-Bahra, which was seized by the terrorist group last night.
The Syrian Democratic Forces were able to kill scores of Daesh fighters that were scattered across their thin front-lines in southeast Deir Ezzor.
Daesh’s offensive was initially successful on Saturday night when they finally broke through the Syrian Democratic Forces’ lines near the key town of Hajin.
The Daesh offensive was geared at retaking some Iraqi border points and securing Hajin, which is their de-facto capital in Syria and Iraq.