SDF: First phase of the offensive completed
The SDF published an interim review of their major operation against the ISIS in Northeast Syria. During the operation so far, a 175-kilometre long and 60-kilometre wide strip has been cleared of ISIS cells and 110 people have been arrested.
On 4th June the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a major operation against the ISIS from Hesekê to Dashisha in eastern Syria. The operation with 6,000 SDF fighters is supported by the anti-ISIS coalition from the air. Lîlwa Abdullah, spokeswoman of the Military Council of Deir ez-Zor, gave an interim assessment at a press conference today.
According to this, the first phase of the operation was completed on June 10. A 175-kilometre long and 60-kilometre wide area was cleared of ISIS cells.
"Our special forces stormed 65 ISIS positions. In this context, 110 terrorists and suspected terrorists were arrested. Large quantities of explosives and ammunition were seized during the operation. A skirmish between one of our military units and ISIS terrorists took place. The situation was quickly brought under control. Our forces suffered no damage whatsoever," said the spokeswoman of the Military Council of Deir ez-Zor.