20 DAESH MILITANTS KILLED BY IRAQI AIR STRIKES, SHELLINGS IN EASTERN SYRIA
Last Updated: 2019-01-20
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DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan 20 (NNN-SANA) -- At least 20 Daesh militants were killed in eastern Syria on Saturday, by Iraqi air strikes and shellings, from pro-government fighters, a war monitor group reported.

The Iraqi war planes and the pro-Syrian government fighters, targeted the last Daesh-held pocket on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, in eastern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The shellings and air strikes were coupled with clashes between the Daesh militants and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), on the ground.

The Britain-based watchdog group said, a total of 1,159 Daesh militants have been killed, since the SDF launched their offensive in the eastern Euphrates region on Sept 10, 2018.

A total of 626 SDF fighters and 373 civilians in that area were also killed during the fightings, according to the monitor group.

The SDF and Syrian Army are fighting the Daesh, which is still holding two towns in the eastern Euphrates region, separately.-- NNN-SANA