Kurdistan: YPG announce defeat of Daesh east of Euphrates.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish forces have announced they are entering a new phase in northern Deir ez-Zor province after the military defeat of ISIS and asked for coalition and Russian backing as they work to maintain peace in the liberated areas.

"We thank the international forces: the International Coalition and the Russian forces including their commanders in Hmeimim [air base] for offering air support, logistical advice, and cooperation on the ground” following the defeat of ISIS in rural areas east of the Euphrates River, stated the General Command of the YPG, the Kurdish armed force in northern Syria, in a statement released following what the YPG said was a joint press conference with Russian military officials on Sunday. ...
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