BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a counter-offensive in the Euphrates River Valley on Friday after spending several days on the defensive.
The Daesh offensive would eventually be repelled by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after a fierce battle that took place near the key town of Hajin in southeast Deir Ezzor.
According to Kurdistan 24, the Syrian Democratic Forces reported that more than 50 Daesh terrorists were killed during the battle.
However, the official media wing of Daesh alleged that it was their forces that killed tens of fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces in southeast Deir Ezzor on Friday.
In addition to their death toll claim, Daesh said that they captured over ten fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces; they would release photos to corroborate these claims: