SDF announces killing of 33 IS members including one commander in Deir al-Zor

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 1 ديسمبر، 2018 4:28:00 م خبر عسكري وحدات حماية الشعب الكردية

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On Saturday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the killing of 33 Islamic State (IS) members, including a commander, during battles in southeastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.  

The SDF are mainly comprised of the Kurdish People's Protection Units in addition to Arab, Turkmen, and Assyrian/Syriac military factions. The SDF is supported by the United States-backed International Coalition against the Islamic State and fought them in al-Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, Aleppo, and al-Hasakah in Northeastern Syria.

The SDF stated that IS launched an attack on its sites followed by violent clashes, the SDF members blocked the attack and managed to retrieve four IS members’ bodies.

The SDF statement mentioned that the United States-led International Coalition against the IS raided 34 times targeting IS locations, a munition warehouse, and a location where IS commanders existed. The SDF confirmed that an IS commander, Abu Osama al-Albani, was killed in the location.  

The SDF opened a crossing, evacuated dozens of civilians, and provided first aid, according to the statement. The SDF did not determine the crossing’s exact location.

On Friday, 60 civilians fled the city of al-Sha’fah, 100 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor, to the SDF-controlled areas in Deir al-Zor.

On Saturday, the SDF and the IS clashed in the city of Hajin.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, the general commander of the Jaysh al-Thouwar of the SDF, Ahmad al- Sultan, said that they sent 300 fully-equipped members to the Hajin area to besiege the IS in its last stronghold.  

On Nov. 11, 2018, the SDF announced relaunching military operations against the IS in the Deir al-Zor governorate after the operation stopped for 13 days due to Turkish bombings on SDF-controlled villages east of the Euphrates River.  

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 1 ديسمبر، 2018 4:28:00 م خبر عسكري وحدات حماية الشعب الكردية
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