The Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces published a statement on the outcome of military operations since the resumption of the final campaign to eliminate mercenaries in al-Bagouz village, east of Hajin, after the evacuation of civilians.
The text of the statement is:
After the evacuation of civilians from al-Bagouz, the last enclave of IS organization, the final campaign to eliminate them began.
The battles and clashes continue fiercely between our fighters and members of the terrorist organization in several axes, where the terrorists are trapped in a narrow area, and we confirm that the fighting will not stop until the elimination of IS.
The number of battles and clashes since the resumption of the final campaign as follows:
Our fighters launched a fierce attack through one of the axis and advanced in violent clashes with IS terrorists. The terrorists used various types of weapons, heavy and light, and mortars, and the terrorists attempted to launch an attack on the positions of our forces after our fighters managed to install / 9 points. Terrorists suffered heavy losses of lives and equipment, and we could not find out exactly how many, given the intensity of the fighting, but confirmed that three terrorists were killed by snipers of our fighters. One of our fighters was wounded by a mortar shell.
On the other hand, fierce clashes broke out between our fighters and members of the terrorist organization, following an attack by our fighters on the positions where the terrorists were holed up. They were able to install 35 new points, and a number of terrorists were killed and others wounded. Terrorists also used heavy weapons to bomb the positions of our fighters, while a mine planted by terrorists exploded resulted in injuring three of our fighters, while three others were also injured during the clashes. The Global Coalition aircraft also launched several raids on terrorist positions and fortifications, in conjunction with artillery shelling of their groups.
In another axis, there were heavy movements of terrorist elements yesterday evening. They were spotted by our fighters. There were very strong clashes. Eight suicide bombers blew themselves up before they reached the points of our fighters. Three car bombs were detonated at a distance. Our fighters resisted all attempts by terrorists to make any progress, targeted a large car loaded with ammunition, and eventually all attempts by terrorists to launch counter-attacks were foiled.
In the morning hours, the clashes continued in their entirety between our fighters and terrorists. The fighters responded to the counter-attacks that the terrorists attempted on our military positions by using thermal missiles.
, 6 terrorists were killed, amid the progress of our fighters in several neighborhoods of the town. Several of our fighters were lightly wounded during the clashes.
In another axis of the fighting front, our fighters targeted moving groups of terrorists, killing 33 terrorists and wounding others, while the Global Coalition aircraft launched several raids on their positions and gatherings.
On another axis, our fighters have made significant progress, and they have managed to install 6 new points in the midst of violent clashes that resulted in the death of a number of terrorists and other families. Our fighters also killed 6 terrorists in the same axis during direct targeting.
Late in the evening, our fighters in another axis launched a violent attack on terrorist positions and fortifications, resulting in violent clashes that resulted in the death of a number of terrorists. Our fighters were able to install 5 new points,
The terrorists also tried after midnight last night to carry out an attack on the positions of our forces in another axis, but our fighters confronted them. Violent clashes broke out in which our fighters targeted a car loaded with terrorists. Three terrorists were killed and three others were killed when they tried to retrieve the bodies of their dead.
The clashes were still strong on all fronts.
Final Outcome of the Clashes:
The number of terrorists who were killed: / 164 / Terrorist.
Losses of terrorists :
The military roads which were cut off :(11).-
The military sites which were destroyed: (21).-
-The number of Booby-trapped car which were detonated:(13).
The number of destroyed trenches: ( 2).
–The number of Dushka weapons sites which were destroyed: (5 ).
-The number of military vehicles which were destroyed :(10).
-The number of ammunition stores which were destroyed :( 4)
-Weapons and equipment seized by our fighters: 15 / Kalashnikovs, 1 / rocket launcher,/ 2 / laptop.
-Number of air strikes by the Global Coalition aircraft: 65 / air strike
-Number of martyrs of our fighters: 4.
-Number of injured fighters: 38.