BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) launched a counter-attack against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in east Deir Ezzor on Saturday.
ISIS began their counter-attack on Saturday by storming the Syrian Democratic Forces’ positions at the Sijan Oil Field of eastern Deir Ezzor.
According to pro-opposition activists, the Islamic State terrorist managed to retake the the Sijan Oil Field from the Syrian Democratic Forces after a fierce battle near the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
The Sijan Oil Field is strategically located near the Al-‘Umar Oil Fields, which are also under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
This counter-attack by the Islamic State comes just 24 hours after the US-backed forces launched a big assault to capture the strategic town of Hajjin.
Hajjin has been under the control of the Islamic State since they first entered the Deir Ezzor Governorate in 2014.