Syrian Democratic Forces Capture Two New Areas, Kill 26 ISIS fighters

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Syrian Democratic Forces Capture Two New Areas, Kill 26 ISIS fighters

On November 10, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that its fighters captured Lawzia village 34km southeast of Deir Ezzor city. The SDF said that 8 fighters and 2 vehicles of ISIS were destroyed by its fighters during the clashes in the village.

The SDF also captured Omar oil fields housing complex in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside. SDF fighters killed 18 fighters of ISIS in the housing complex, according to the SDF.

In a separated development, Mustafa Bali, the head of the SDF media center said that the SDF is ready to host civilians who are now trapped in Kate Island north of Deir Ezzor city. Bali called on the international community to pressure the Syrian government in order to allow the civilians to flee towards the SDF-held areas.

Syria pro-government sources said that dozens of ISIS fighters are trapped in Kate Island, along with more than 500 civilians. According to the sources ISIS fighters are the ones who are banning the civilians from fleeing towards the Syrian government-held areas or the SDF-held areas.

Back on November 3, it was reported that the SDF and ISIS reached a deal to evacuate the civilians from Kate Island. However, it appears that the deal failed after the SDF demanded the surrender of the remaining ISIS fighters on the Island.

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