BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Iraqi-led Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces reportedly killed a large number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists during a new attack on Friday morning.
According to the official media wing of Hashd Al-Sha’abi, their forces managed to kill and wound over 35 Islamic State fighters on Friday after heavily targeting the terrorist group’s positions east of the Euphrates.
Hashd Al-Sha’abi said their forces specifically targeted the Islamic State’s positions around the key town of Al-Sousah, which is where the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been trying to expel the terrorist group from for several days now.
“Terrorist leaders are among those killed (Abu Wadhah and Abu Hamza) and the commander of the group (Abu Fattoum),” the leader of Hashd Al-Sha’bi’s forces in the Al-Anbar Governorate, Qassem Musleh, said in a new statement.
Since the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad gave Iraq the green light to strike ISIS in Syria without Damascus’ approval, the Iraqi forces have launched more than five attacks against the terrorist group inside the neighboring nation.