Thursday, November 29, 2018

Syria: Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists kill over 90 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Kurdish fighters

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Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists in northern Syria have launched a campaign targeting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an American ally, a U.K.-based monitor group warned on Tuesday.

Citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which uses a network of sources on the ground to monitor the conflict, the Agency France-Presse (AFP) news agency described weekend clashes between ISIS and the SDF as “counter-attacks” mounted by ISIS “from their embattled holdout in eastern Syria.”

According to the Observatory, ISIS came out of its last stronghold on Friday to attack a region in northern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border where SDF fighters and U.S.-led coalition advisers are based.

The ISIS “counter-attacks targeted the villages of Al-Bahra and Gharanij and an area close to the Al-Tanak oilfield, which is commercially active but is also an SDF military position,” AFP noted.

The News:
https://www.breitbar … urdish-forces-syria/