At least 28 terrorists of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) terror group died Monday in their ultimate bastion of eastern Syria, targeted by an offensive led by an Arab-Kurdish alliance backed by raids of the international coalition, according to an NGO
Kurdish and Arab fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the coalition led by Washington, are still carrying out an offensive to drive IS out of its last dump in the province of Deir Ezzor, on the border with Iraq.
"At least 28 IS jihadists have been killed in air strikes and artillery fire targeting the Bir al-Meleh region in eastern Deir Ezzor province," the report said. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH).
"The strikes are continuing at the moment and the balance sheet could still be heavier," said the director of the OSDH, Rami Abdel Rahman.
The IS is now cornered in "a small pocket," Abdel Rahman said.