Our forces continue their military operations against maercenaries as part of the battle of defeat terrorism campaign, which is the completion of the “Island Storm” campaign, making further progress in all areas where violent clashes are taking place.
This is the outcome of the clashes and battles that our forces have fought over the past 24 years:
1- Hajin axis: Our forces clashed with mercenaries at several points and achieved progress at a distance of about 2 / km. Our forces managed to establish 15 points.
The mercenaries attempted to sneak into surprise attacks, but our fighters fought back, killing a number of them and injuring others, while the others fled.
One of the fighters was killed in the clashes, while another was wounded.
The region is now witnessing a cautious lull.
2 – Kasra axis: one of our fighters was wounded; as a result of being targeted by a mercenary sniper, and the situation is currently stable.
A mine exploded with five of our fighters, injuring the five, two of them critically, and the other three were in stable condition.
The International Alliance aircraft also carried out several air strikes against the concentration of mercenaries, and the extent of the losses that have been inflicted on them has yet to be ascertained.
One mercenary was also killed.
- Al-Shaddadi axis: Strong clashes broke out between our fighters and mercenaries for half an hour. Our fighters used mortars to hit the positions of mercenaries. None of our fighters was hurt.
Following these clashes, our fighters achieved a distance of 1 km and were able to set up 17 new points on this axis.
Coalition aircraft carried out several raids on mercenary sites and concentrations.
4 – Al-Bagouz axis: Violent clashes broke out between our fighters and mercenaries, in which mercenaries used thermal rockets, in which our troops returned to the source of fire, while our forces targeted during the clashes a mercenary sniper and killed him.
In the clashes since late evening, our forces have made significant progress inside the town of Baguoz, where the mercenaries’ defensive fortifications have been destroyed.
This axis also witnessed violent clashes yesterday night. The field command confirmed the killing of 17 mercenaries. They also arrested the mercenary (Ahmad Ahmed al-Sa’id, also known as Abu Hajar al-Shami). They also destroyed a military vehicle while the engineering teams dealt with 60 mines planted by mercenaries in the area.
Our forces moved into the town of Al-Bagouz, amid violent clashes and strikes on the outskirts of the city. The bodies of mercenaries were scattered all over the town. The field command confirmed that the mercenaries were trapped in more than one point inside the town.
Our forces succeeded in liberating and securing the bridge between the town of Al-Bagouz and the city of Bou Kamal, after violent clashes with mercenaries, which began from the evening until the early morning hours. The mercenaries launched an opposite attack this morning to recover the bridge, but our forces confronted them and killed them. Mercenaries.
Our special units managed to free two Yazidis from Shankal abductees.
3 of our fighters were wounded, and another was promoted to the rank of martyrdom.
5 – the outcome of the clashes on all axes since yesterday evening:
35 were killed during the clashes, while the International Air Force carried out 9 air strikes on mercenary sites. Points installed / 64 / points.
Two of our fighters rose to the rank of martyrdom, and several of our fighters were wounded.
Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces
18 September 2018