US-backed Syrian group attacks ISIS in eastern Syria
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the US-led coalition, launched a new offensive aimed at capturing the town of Hajin in eastern Syria which is now under the 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 really Moslems....

The US coalition initiated the offensive by conducting heavy Arclight airstrikes against the jihadists while the SDF ground forces were stationed outside the town.

The predominantly-Kurdish militia has failed twice to storm the town despite the heavy aerial support provided by the US air force.

ISIS faceless myrmidons have shown unprecedented resistance which has so far kept the town invincible.

The town bear a strategic importance since it serves as the main hub for the terror group in eastern Syria.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Hajin hosts more than 100 of ISIS top commanders; mostly Iraqis and foreign jihadists who have fled the battles in Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-09-11