U.S.-LED COALITION SENDS REINFORCEMENT TO FRONT-LINE WITH DAESH IN EASTERN SYRIA
DAMASCUS, Syria, The U.S.-led coalition, sent military gears to the front-line in eastern Syria, as battles between the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Daesh are incessant.
A military convoy of seven Humvees and two other vehicles stacked with shells and missiles, as well as, a tank, reached the front-line between the Kurdish-led SDF and the militants, on the outskirts of the town of Hajin, in eastern Deir al-Zour province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The backup comes, as battles are ongoing between the SDF and the Daesh, near Hajin, one of the areas in the last vestige of territory under the group’s control, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, in Deir al-Zour.
A day earlier, the watchdog group said, the SDF brought 500 additional fighters to the front-line, to take part in the battles to defeat the Daesh in Hajin and the remaining Daesh-held areas in eastern Deir al-Zour.
Meanwhile, the observatory said, the SDF secured the evacuation of 500 civilians, mostly women, children and the elderly, from Hajin, to areas under the control of the Kurdish-led militia.
With the latest evacuation, the SDF has secured the departure of 1,100 civilians from Hajin since Nov 30.
The latest military buildup around Hajin comes, as SDF and allied Kurdish militias failed to hold on to the positions they had advanced to in the town.
The Daesh recently launched a counter-offensive and captured almost all of Hajin, after the SDF had seized 70 percent of the town in recent days.
A total of 849 Daesh militants and 508 SDF fighters, have been killed, according to a report, released by the observatory.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/u-s-led-coalition-sends-reinforcement-to-front-line-with-daesh-in-eastern-syria/Business