Civilians Flee East Deir Ezzor as Fighting Against Islamic State Continues

StoryfulNewsPublished: December 5, 2018
Published: December 5, 2018

The US-led coalition behind Operation Inherent Resolve, the campaign against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, said on December 4 it was continuing to support an operation to clear Islamic State remnants from Hajin and surrounding areas of Deir Ezzor. On the same day, Kurdish media and local activists in Deir Ezzor said dozens of families had fled the Hajin area and reached areas controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Footage shared by the Kurdish news outlet ANHA shows SDF personnel transporting civilians who ANHA said had fled Hajin. The SDF have been receiving air and artillery support as part of the ongoing operation, the US-led coalition said. Credit: ANHA via Storyful

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