BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed their field operations inside the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor on Friday.

Backed by heavy artillery and airstrikes from the U.S. and French forces, the SDF attacked the Islamic State’s positions west of the imperative mountaintop of Jabal Baghouz.

No advances have been reported by the U.S.-backed forces as of yet.

The resumption of SDF’s offensive, today, comes just days after reinforcements arrived in the Deir Ezzor Governorate from the northeastern province of Al-Hasakah.

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