the Clashes is of course ferocious, therefore, that the terrorist group is defending their last stronghold, said Mustafa Bali, the kurdish-arab state defense forces-militia spokesman, on Sunday.
the Offensive began after ten days of waiting, then, about 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the encircled area. It consists of two villages near the border with Iraq. According to the SDF-alliance – where the kurdish YPG militia-the backbone – is the ICE trapped in an area that is five to six square kilometers large.
Syrian människorättsobservatoriet (SOHR), which monitors the war from Britain, said that the SDF is advancing over agricultural land with the support of artillery and air strikes by the US-led alliance.
" the Battle is going on. There was heavy fighting in the morning with the landmine exploded, " says SOHR's director Rami Abdel Rahman.
Mustafa Bali said that milismännen has advanced and conquered 41 posts from the ICE.
Upwards of 600 ICE-jihadists, most of the aliens, can remain in the area, according to Bali. However, do not expect the SDF to encounter on the ICE-leader, irakiern Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
"We do not believe that he is in Syria," says Bali.
by the border of the French forces in the US-led alliance set an ambush for jihadists who may try to escape. Lots of grenades of caliber 15.5 centimetres waiting to be fed into the three fire-cured mobile howitzers with a maximum range of 40 kilometers.
Since september has 1.270 ICE members, over 670 SDF-militiamen and about 400 civilians have been killed in the fighting, according to the SOHR.
on Wednesday said U.S. president Donald Trump, who wants to take back the u.s. approximately 2,000 soldiers from Syria, that he in the next week expect that all the land that IS controlled the area in question has been withdrawn.
ICE control at the same time, other areas in Syria. But it is the Russian and iranskstödda the government in Damascus, which has been in the last few years the big winners in the military tug-of-war.