Confrontations occur, as SDF announces last operation against IS, east of Euphrates
(IraqiNews.com) Syrian opponent activists have said that fierce confrontations are ongoing in east of Euphrates, as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the U.S., progress toward Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not
’s last bastion there.
According to the activists from the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, fierce festivities are ongoing in Hegeen town, which is a main Islamic State bastion in Deir Az-Zour province.
SDF gained control over the past 24 hours on the western and northern parts of the region, in addition to al-Bagouz axis, which is adjacent to the borders with Iraq.
Heavy shelling and
Arclight airstrikes by the U.S.-led Coalition escort the confrontations, according to the activists, who confirmed that people from both sides were killed.
SDF lost, at least, ten members, one of whom was a field leader with Deiz Az-Zour military council, while 27 snuffies were killed during the first 24 hours of operations.
Hegeen has been almost empty of people, after most of the residents fled due to the shelling through safe exits for civilians who seek leaving, the activists added.
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
, few days ago, 29 Islamic State members and their families in Deir Az-Zour, as per the observatory.
Each of the Coalition and SDF said announced earlier today the launch operations, east of Euphrates.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-09-12