Syrian Democratic Forces gain control over village in Eastern Deir al-Zor

Editing Abd Allah Al Darwesh | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: September 20, 2018, 6:59:59 PM wire MILITARY People's Protection Units

Deir al-Zor - SMART


On Thursday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are comprised of predominantly Kurdish multi-ethnic, Arab, and Assyrian/Syriac militias led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), gained control over a village near Deir al-Zor city, Eastern Syria, after clashes with the Islamic State (IS).

In a statement obtained by SMART, the SDF said that they managed to take total control of the al-Baghouz al-Foqani village, which is considered one of the most important IS strongholds in the area, after clashes that lasted for three days.

The SDF added that the clashes with the IS in the village and at the perimeter of nearby Hajin city killed 31 IS members and injured three SDF members, while the International Coalition targeted IS military locations with 15 raids.

The SDF also said that they destroyed two IS ammunition warehouses, three trapped cars, a mortar, and a tunnel while seizing one heavy and two light machine guns. 

The SDF clashed with the IS in the IS-controlled Eastern Deir al-Zor countryside, after the SDF announced the launch of the final stage of the al-Jazirah Storm Operation. The clashes, which resulted in a SDF slight advance in IS territory, killed and injured members from both sides, and caused continuous displacement of civilians.

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Editing Abd Allah Al Darwesh | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: September 20, 2018, 6:59:59 PM wire MILITARY People's Protection Units
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