BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) is on the verge of defeat in the Deir Ezzor Governorate after losing several areas at the hands of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Backed by US and French airstrikes, the SDF scored a major advance in eastern Deir Ezzor last week, seizing several towns from the Islamic State terrorists near the Iraqi border.
Among the areas captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces last week were the towns of Al-Ismail, Al-Aqra, Bir Mazal, Bir Dahamad, Al-Jarjari, Al-Halluni, Al-Bujari, Abud al-Jadan, al-Khinzir, Bir Zuqum, Bir Umm Ghurba, Qarat al-Moutab, Umm al-Rus, Sabkhat al-Sahil and Khasham.
These aforementioned towns were captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces in the matter of 72 hours, local activists reported.
The Syrian Democratic Forces have now reached the desert area of Al-Hasakah, which is where the Islamic State terrorists are expected to make their last stand in the coming days.