BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition unleashed their largest attack on eastern Syria this month after taking a brief hiatus due to the Turkish assault on the cities of Kobani (var. ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab) and Tal Al-Abyad.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the U.S. Coalition heavily bombarded the southeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor province this morning, hitting a number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) targets in the process.
The U.S. Coalition’s airstrikes reportedly concentrated on the town of Hajin, which is the Islamic State’s main stronghold in the Euphrates River Valley.
While the U.S. Coalition hammers the Islamic State, their allies from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are busy protecting their territory from a potential Turkish invasion in northern Syria.
The Turkish military has been increasingly more aggressive in northern Syria following Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement of a new operation to the east of the Euphrates River.