BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched another big assault in the Deir Ezzor Governorate this weekend after spending much of the week on the defensive.
Daesh launched perhaps their largest attack on Saturday when their forces stormed the defenses of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the key town of Hajin.
The terrorist group managed to break through the defenses of the Syrian Democratic Forces, resulting in the capture of al-Bahra in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
According to the official media wing of Daesh, their terrorists killed and wounded 61 fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces near the town of Kharayj.
In addition to the high death toll, Daesh alleged that they captured at least 30 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces during their large-scale assault on Saturday.
Daesh is now working to seize Al-Kharayj from the Syrian Democratic Forces, as they look to retake several points along the Iraqi border.