BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Fighters of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have expanded their zone of control near the east bank of the Euphrates River in eastern Deir Ezzor Governorate, capturing two new sites in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday Kurdish-led forces continued their operations in eastern Deir Ezzor, striking at ISIS positions south of the Deir Ezzor industrial zone.
According to reports, US-backed fighters seized control of a textile plant and a road junction known as the ‘7-kilometer roundabout’ (apparently named after its distance from Deir Ezzor city).
Based on this latest movement, it appears that Kurdish-led forces are attempting to southeast of the N-7 highway towards the town of Tahla.
In what is now the eighth day of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Operation Al-Jazeera Tempest campaign, Kurdish-led troops have, according to their own accounts, captured 63 square kilometers of territory and nearly one dozen settlements from ISIS – all at the expense of just 14 fighters killed-in-action.