BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a big counter-offensive in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, today after losing several areas to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Thursday.

The terrorist group began their counter-offensive on Friday by storming the defenses of the Syrian Democratic Forces at the town of Baghouz Tahtani.

Using VBIEDs (vehicle borne improvised explosive device) to attack the defenses of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Islamic State sought to reenter Baghouz Tahtani after losing the town earlier this week.

Thus far, no gains have been reported; however, it appears Daesh is still on the offensive as they keep striking the defenses of the Syrian Democratic Forces around Baghouz Tahtani.

The town of Baghouz Tahtani is located in southeast Deir Ezzor near the Iraqi border; its capture is imperative to Daesh because of its proximity to both Albukamal and Al-Qa’im.

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