SDF advances establishing new points

The Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) indicated that their fighters continue to advance in the "Battle to defeat terrorism", noting that their fighters have carried out large operations against Daesh mercenaries on the axis of al-Shifa, and have eliminated a number of mercenary elements and established 17 new points in the region in the last 24 hours.


The Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces released on Saturday a written statement, revealing the outcome of the military operations of the "Battle to defeat terrorism", during the past 24 hours.

The text of the statement:

"Our fighters launched an attack on the sites and points of terrorists in the town of" al-Shafa "and its surroundings, which led to the outbreak of violent clashes, which resulted in the death and wounding of a number of terrorists, and enabled our fighters to progress and establish a number of new points.

On another front of this axis, our forces advanced a distance of 1 km and were able to establish 17 new points after clashes with the terrorists, in which a number of people were killed and wounded in the midst of the International Coalition air raids on their positions and fortifications.

Our forces have achieved progress on the other side of this axis, and 12 new points have been established after several hours of clashes in which a number of people were killed in the terrorist organization, in addition to the bombing of terrorist positions and fortifications by the International Coalition’s air force.

The terrorist organization attempted to launch a counter-attack on the positions of our forces, using all types of light and heavy weapons, as well as aircrafts, but our fighters foiled the attack and managed to shoot down an aircraft and kill a number of terrorists.

Immediately, our forces began a combing operation in the area, where they found a quantity of weapons and ammunition left by the terrorists behind, after the failure of their attack, as the military engineering teams took to combing the area and dismantling and removing mines planted by terrorists.

These clashes are still ongoing intermittently on all fronts of this axis, till this statement is issued.

Final Outcome of Clashes:

- Number of terrorist deaths: 15 Terrorist.

- Weapons and ammunition seized by our fighters: 4 Weapon Bulb (M16), 1 PKC, 1 Lao weapon, 10 mine stun gun, Dushka ammunition warehouse (14.5) mm.

Terrorist losses: destruction of terrorists’ sites, 20 sites, one mine factory, 2 bombed vehicles, one mine site, one mortar site, 3 mine warehouses, as well as one site of reconnaissance aircraft.

- Number of strikes by International Coalition aircraft: 28 air strikes.