U.S.-BACKED FORCES BRING 1,700 FIGHTERS TO FIGHT DAESH IN EASTERN SYRIA
DAMASCUS, Syria, The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), amassed around 1,700 fighters over the past 24 hours, as part of the preparation for another wave of attack on the Daesh positions in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported, Friday.
Big military reinforcement was brought in by the Kurdish-led SDF, to the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province, as the group is preparing to launch the second wave of attack, to dislodge the Daesh from its last pocket on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The U.S.-led war planes have also been paving the way for the ground troops near the Daesh pocket, in the eastern Euphrates by striking the villages under Daesh control.
A day earlier, the observatory said that as many as 105 people had been killed, over the past seven days, as a result of the U.S.-led air strikes on Daesh-held areas.
Eighty children and women were among those killed in the relentless air strikes, it said.
Air strikes on the last Daesh-held pocket on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River have recently intensified, as the U.S.-backed Kurdish militias were planning a second wave of attacks on the Daesh, after a failed attempt on Sept 10.
On Saturday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry renewed, in a statement, its call on the UN to form “an independent international mechanism” to investigate the “crimes of the Washington coalition” and punish the perpetrators.
The Syrian government has long questioned the intention of the U.S.-led operations, in this oil-rich area, inside Syria.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/u-s-backed-forces-bring-1700-fighters-to-fight-daesh-in-eastern-syria/General