BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a desperate counter-offensive in eastern Syria, today, after losing the key town of Al-Shafah to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) the day before.

ISIS reportedly began their counter-offensive during the wee hours on Friday morning, striking the defenses of the Syrian Democratic Forces at the southern axis of Al-Shafah.

However, the Islamic State’s bid to retake the town would fall short once again after suffering heavy casualties at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. Coalition.

According to reports from the front, the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to restore security at the southern axis of Al-Shafah following the withdrawal of the Islamic State attackers on Friday.

The Islamic State had previously reentered Al-Shafah after launching a powerful attack on the town’s defenses earlier in the week; however, they would later be expelled by the Syrian Democratic Forces for the second time.

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Nestor Arapa

Si están aislados, de dónde obtiene municiones y armas?

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Yanks should keep an AC-130 around in order to : 1. facilitate the job 2. finish off the roaches that managed to survive and flee : AC-130 can stay airborne for many hours and has shïtloads of 20, 40 and 105mm shells onboard. Now they also can carry small bombs like the Viper-Strike (20kg glding bomb with a 1 kg warhead) under wings, these are perfect to take out a car (or technical) even in urban areas while avoiding collateral damages : a RPG-7 warhead is twice as powerful. Let’s consider a Daesh spox in the middle of a crowd,… Read more »

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Karel Vd Geest

It is quite possible failed counterattacks like the last one will destroy what remains of IS fighting capabilities, like the battle of the bulge late 1944 did with german forces. Elsewhere it wass reported IS ammo is running out. Waiting is on a collapse, maybe during battle for Susa?

SDF must hurry, time might be running out.