DAMASCUS, Syria, A U.S. aircraft, on Wednesday, brought Marine forces to the battle against the last pocket of the Daesh, in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, a war monitor reported.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the aircraft landed in the vicinity of the town of Hajin, one of the last Daesh-held towns in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour.
It said, the Marine forces will participate in the battle alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the Daesh militants.
According to the London-based watchdog, the U.S. move aims to intensify the anti-Daesh military campaign on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
Since the battle was launched on Sept 10, the Daesh militants have been well fortified with landmines and suicide bombings, leading to slow advance of the Kurdish-led SDF, backed by the U.S.-led air strikes.
The pro-rebel monitor also said, 211 Daesh militants, along with 113 SDF fighters and allied militiamen, have been killed in the fighting, since Sept 10. The Syrian army has cleared the Daesh from large swathes of areas in Deir al-Zour, while the SDF is attempting to consolidate positions, in the northern and north-eastern countryside of the province.
The Syrian government has slammed these operations in Syria as "illegal," since the U.S.-led coalition entered the Syrian war in 2014, saying, the United States has been trying to establish presence in eastern Syria through supporting the Kurdish-led SDF, in order to secure its interests in the country.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK