BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) is fully besieged along the Euphrates River after several weeks of fighting both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
After sealing off the border with Iraq, the Syrian Democratic Forces set their sights on the town of Baghouz Fouqani, which is located along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
The SDF troops are focusing on eliminating this small Islamic State pocket in southern Deir Ezzor by capturing the Islamic State’s main stronghold along the Euphrates and just north of the Iraqi border.
The ISIS stronghold is the town of Hajjin, which has been used by the terrorist group carry out attacks against both the Syrian Arab Army and SDF troops in the region.
Based on local intel, most Islamic State terrorists have already withdrawn from Hajjin, as the SDF has partial fire control over the town.
Once Hajjin is captured by the SDF, the US Coalition will switch their focus to the towns of Abu Hassan and Kashmah.