BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – Fighters of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have wrested control of a strategic township from ISIS amid ongoing advances in eastern Deir Ezzor province.
According to reliable Kurdish sources, the Syrian Democratic Forces have, in the last several hours, officially taken control of the key ISIS stronghold of as-Suwar.
Yesterday, US-backed fighters pushed ISIS from the grain silos area just outside of the town and, following this, reportedly battled their way into the town, ejecting ISIS militants at some point today.
The strategic town in question is located along the middle Khabur River region and commands a major road running from the settlements of al-Busayrah (south of it) to Hasakah (north of it).
By imposing control over the town, the Syrian Democratic Forces now commands the entire length of the road between as-Suwar and the Deir Ezzor industrial zone, an important logistical line if it is to continue operations along the Khabur River.