The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had another productive day in the northern Deir Ezzor countryside as their forces took control of three new villages following other significant gains on Thursday and Friday.
Effectively, the predominately Kurdish SDF imposed full control over Balash, Bir Adman, and Jarwan. These villages are located about 95 kilometers southwest of Hasakah city.
In support of the offensive, the U.S. Airforce conducted a total of 15 sorties across Islamic State territory in Syria on Saturday. Specially, airstrikes targeted Raqqa, Al-Bab, Deir Ezzor, Abu Kamal, and the aforementioned villages.
Meanwhile, the Euphrates Wrath offensive has seen Kurdish forces reach the outskirts of Raqqa after several facilities northeast of ISIS’ capital were captured earlier today.
According to one military source, SDF troops now overlook Division 17, a site adjacent to Raqqa which was captured by ISIS after a prolonged siege ultimately saw the Islamic State take control of the Syrian Army base in July 2014 and subsequently execute all captured soldiers.