BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) reign in the eastern region of the Euphrates is in serious danger, as the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) approach the last terrorist-held town.
Backed by French and U.S. artillery and air strikes, the Syrian Democratic Forces have seized three of the last four towns that were occupied by the Islamic State in the Euphrates River Valley.
According to local reports from the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley, the Syrian Democratic Forces captured the towns of Safafinah, Shajlah, and Baghouz Fouqani after overrunning the Islamic State’s defenses.
As a result of this advance, the Syrian Democratic Forces are now attacking Murashidah, which is the last town that is occupied by the Islamic State in this region.
Once Murashidah is captured, the Syrian Democratic Forces will have completed their eastern Euphrates operation.
This is incredibly important for the SDF because they will be able to reinforce their front-lines along the northern border of the country.