SAT 22 - 9 - 2018
Sep 12, 2018
The Daily Star
U.S.-backed group in last push to defeat Daesh in northeast Syria
BEIRUT: A U.S.-backed Syrian fighting force says it has launched a campaign to clear Daesh (ISIS) from its last pocket in northeast Syria.
The Syrian Democratic Forces says operations began Monday to expel Daesh militants from the town of Hajin and surrounding villages on the northeast banks of the Euphrates River.
The SDF is supported by the U.S.-led international coalition against Daesh.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group says coalition jets have bombed locations across the Daesh pocket in conjunction with the SDF ground offensive. The group says at least 23 Daesh fighters have been killed in the first 24 hours of battle.
The jihadist group today holds just a fraction of the territory it held at its 2014 peak.
Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment
Enter the security code below
Can't read this?
Putin: Chance circumstances behind downing of plane
Russia on top in Idlib deal as Iran, Turkey lose out
War-weary Syrians eye Russian-Turkish Idlib deal with uneasy relief and distrust
EU demands humanitarian protection under Idlib deal
Turkey-Russia deal on Syria's Idlib provides reprieve for civilians: U.N. chief
Russia’s disinformation changed how we see Syria
To get back in Syria game, U.S. must prevent Idlib bloodbath
Russian leader overplaying his hand
Putin’s refugee ploy to force the West to go through Assad
Russia, Turkey and what lies ahead for Idlib
Editor In Chief & Webmaster :
Copyright 2018 . All rights reserved