BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) is currently on their last legs in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley as their recent string of losses have left them confined to a small pocket in eastern Deir Ezzor.
In addition to their hundreds of fighters in this eastern Euphrates pocket, the Islamic State is also in possession of 40 tons of gold, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
According to the SOHR report, the U.S. Coalition is attempting to force the Islamic State to surrender their last positions and all of the stolen gold currently in their possession.
The SOHR report added that if the Islamic State hands over the gold to the U.S. Coalition forces in the eastern Euphrates region, their commanders will be given safe passage to an undisclosed location.
ISIS is currently under heavy attack by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and U.S. Coalition at the town of Baghouz; thus far, they have managed to repel all of the infiltration attempts by the latter.