BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a large-scale offensive in the southeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate this past weekend.
Daesh was able to overwhelm the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces along the eastern Euphrates front, resulting in the capture several points, including the town of Al-Bahra.
While the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to retake all of the areas they lost to Daesh, they did suffer a large number of casualties as a result of this large-scale offensive in the eastern part of the Euphrates River region.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), at least 92 fighters from the U.S.-backed forces were killed during the three-day long battle with the Daesh terrorists.
In addition to the presence of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) was also helping in the defense of the southeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
The total number of Daesh terrorists killed during this operation is still unknown; however, it is expected to be nearly just as high as the SDF’s numbers or more.