1 U.S.-backed Kurdish Syrian forces resumed their military operation against Islamic State in the extremist group’s last pocket in Eastern Syria after suspending the campaign recently due to Turkish shelling on Kurdish positions, a monitor group said on Tuesday.
4 Islamic State insurgents had taken advantage of bad weather conditions and launched a series of attacks against SDF fighters East of the Euphrates.
5 The watchdog said, under the cover of the U.S.-led coalition strikes, the SDF managed to retake Islamic State posts in al-Bahra area near the Hajin.
6 It added that some 26 Islamic State militants were killed.
7 The SDF suspended its operations in the Eastern Euphrates region on Oct. 31, following Turkish shelling across the border which killed no less than one Kurdish civilian and injured five.
8 In September, SDF said its forces had started the final stage of their campaign against Islamic State in Syria’s Eastern province of Deir al-Zour.