BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – Syrian Coalition-led forces (of which Kurdish formations comprise a major part) continue to roll up the eastern shore of the Euphrates amid sweeping advances in the province of Deir Ezzor inflicting terrible losses on ISIS in the process.
Following the capture of four settlements along east Euphrates bank on Friday, Syrian pro-Coalition militias resumed their assault, seizing from Islamic State terrorists by late Saturday afternoon the town of Khara’ij and the village of Al-Marsama Gharbi.
Furthermore, US-backed forces have entered the strategic town Abu Hammam, the center-point of the Shaitat tribal region (contested for three weeks now), amid intense firefights with ISIS.
The large town of Haijin and its surrounding countryside (south of the Shaitat tribal region) remains a contested area after nearly three days of battle.
According to pro-Kurdish and pro-Coalition sources, the last 24 hours has witnessed nearly one hundred ISIS militants be slain in various clashes with US-backed forces along the east Euphrates shore.