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SDF takes village from Daesh in Deir Ezzor

Local | 2018-05-15 08:40:00
SDF takes village from Daesh in Deir Ezzor
(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S.-backed Syrian forces took a border village from Daesh in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, activists said Monday.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with the support of the Iraqi army have seized the town of al-Baouz al-Tahtani as both parties seek to uproot Daesh from its last pockets in along the border line.

The SDF, which the Kurdish YPG militia spearheads, has been the main partner of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State in Syria, helping drive the jihadists out of swathes of northern and eastern Syria last year.

Activist Mohamed al-Khedher said the U.S. base in Hasaka had sent a military convoy, including six armored vehicles, to support SDF in the eastern bank of Euphrates River. 

Also in northeastern Syria, at least 8 civilians were killed over the week in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against last Daesh strongholds in Hasaka provinces, activists said.

The strikes east of al-Shaddadi town have killed 8 family members, mostly women and children. 
 
The U.S.-led airstrikes have killed more than 2000 civilians and have displaced thousands more, according to the United Nations.

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