30 ISIS members killed in Operation Jazira Storm
The Battle to Defeat Terrorism was started on September 10, suspended on October 31 because of the invading Turkish state’s attacks against North and East Syria. It was relaunched on November 11.
SDF Media Center released a statement announcing the outcome of the engagements in the Battle to Defeat Terrorism, carried out by YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against last ISIS-held areas to the east of the Euphrates.
The operation was started on September 10, suspended on October 31 because of the invading Turkish state’s attacks against North and East Syria. It was relaunched on November 11. The offensive is focused on Hajin town which is considered to be the last stronghold of the terrorist organization in the region.
Full text of the SDF statement reads as follows;
“In the context of the ongoing battle to defeat terrorism in order to eliminate the remnants of Daesh organization in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, ISIS terrorists attacked the points where our fighters were positioned. During the fighting that erupted upon the retaliation of our fighters, 12 terrorists were killed.
Our specialists engineering teams involved in demining were able to dismantle 9 mines laid by the terrorists.
Coalition air jets carried out several raids on terrorist positions and destroyed their fortifications.
Our fighters advancing on two separate fronts moved 1 km on each, and were able to install 14 points after violent engagements in which a number of terrorists were killed. Our fighters seized weapons and detonated two mines that had been laid by the terrorists to impede the advance of the fighters.
Coalition air jets destroyed several terrorist sites and destroyed a vehicle and weapons of theirs.
Our fighters were able to break the terrorists’ defense line on one of the fronts, advancing a distance of 700 meters and installing 27 points.
In another region, our fighters advanced 1 km and installed 18 points. During cleaning operations in the region, they seized a vehicle of the mercenaries.
All the battle fronts with terrorists are witnessing intermittent engagements until the moment of preparation of this outcome.
Final Outcome of Engagements:
30 terrorists were killed
A logistics warehouse of the terrorists was destroyed.
14 sites of the terrorists were destroyed.
Two DShK weapons of the terrorists were destroyed.
A vehicle and a bulldozer of the terrorists were destroyed.
12 mines were dismantled.
Weapons seized by our fighters:
One DShK weapon
One M16 rifle
One Kalashnikov rifle.”