BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched their last phase of the eastern Euphrates offensive this past weekend in a bid to finally expel the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) from this region.

However, the SDF’s attack on the last ISIS-held town of Baghouz did not go as planned on Sunday as the terrorist group refused to yield any ground to the Kurdish-led troops.

According to reports, the Islamic State not only foiled the Syrian Democratic Forces’ attack on Baghouz, but they were also able to inflict heavy casualties within the ranks of the latter during the day-long battle.

The reports said that the Syrian Democratic Forces suffered as many as 20 casualties during the battle, as the Islamic State managed to hold their ground throughout the attack.

The Syrian Democratic Forces are working to capture Baghouz from the Islamic State in order to clear the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley.

The U.S.’ future withdrawal from Syria is also contingent on the defeat of the Islamic State in this imperative region in eastern Syria.

Share this article:
  • 211
ALSO READ  Russia supports peace talks between Syrian gov't and Kurdish parties

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Abu bakr
Abu bakr
2019-02-11 13:27

A small group fighting 79 nations and it’s proxies ya Allah how can one deny your might and beauty

2019-02-11 17:09
Reply to  Abu bakr

ROFL : there aren’t 79 armies in an all out war : they simply do their usual training routines at the same rate they would drop real weapons during drills… Except they use your cockroaches instead of dummy targets 🙂
US militaries are 1.3 millions, they only sent 2,000 😉
In this offensive, there are only 1,000 SDF fighters, the 30th or 40th of their manpower 😉
This is low intensity warfare and attrition, baby!
Muhammad-kuffara, Na’al ‘dine Allah!

2019-02-11 23:22
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Sdf lost some 12 fighters and IS more like 80. Their families are fleeing. The only civilians among IS are their families. Still SDF is advancing, slowly. IS members continue to surrender.