SDF controls Iraqi border tail in Eastern Deir al-Zor

Editing Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Muhammad Ghaith | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: December 11, 2018, 4:10:01 PM wire MILITARY People's Protection Units

Deir al-Zor - SMART

On Tuesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) controlled most of the village of al-Baghouz al-Tahtani, 120 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, following days of clashes against the Islamic State (IS). The SDF has controlled the Iraqi border tail.

The Syrian Democratic Forces 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.

A source from the SDF reported that they controlled the entire Syrian-Iraqi border tail in Eastern Deir al-Zor and controlled most of the village of al-Baghouz al-Tahtani. The source added that the SDF prepares to attack the city of Hajin as the IS still seizes parts of the city.

The SDF media center said that the IS members attacked the SDF’s outposts in al-Baghouz using different kinds of the arsenal. The center added that clashes erupted between both sides, killing and injuring IS members. The center noted that following the clashes, the SDF advanced in the area. The center added that the IS members attacked the SDF’s outposts in Hajin, but the SDF fighters repelled the attacks.

The center said that the SDF fighters killed 55 IS members and destroyed 43 IS’ outposts and three military routes. The center added that some of the SDF fighters were injured in the clashes, noting that the International Coalition warplanes launched 57 airstrikes and the SDF engineering units dismantled 15 IS landmines.  

On Sunday, the SDF launched an attack from different sides against Hajin, amidst fierce clashes between the SDF and IS. Following the clashes, the SDF controlled the hospital of Hajin.

On Sunday, the SDF advanced in 56 outposts in clashes against the IS in Hajin and al-Baghouz al-Tahtani, after a month of resuming military operations against the IS.

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Editing Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Muhammad Ghaith | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: December 11, 2018, 4:10:01 PM wire MILITARY People's Protection Units
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