BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State” came under heavy attack last night as the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a powerful assault along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River near the key city of Albukamal.

Backed by heavy artillery from their French and U.S. partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces began their assault by pushing north of the Iraqi border with southeast Deir Ezzor.

Not long after they launched their assault, the Syrian Democratic Forces managed to score a new advance against the Islamic State, forcing them to retreat northwest of the Al-Shajilah area.

With the Islamic State on the run, the Syrian Democratic Forces took the opportunity to full secure the Baghouz Al-Fouqani area, while also pushing further north in a bid to reach the Safiqnah region of the Euphrates River Valley.

The Syrian Democratic Forces are currently involved in a fierce battle with the Islamic State terrorists just south of the Safiqnah region.

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