IS recaptures all of eastern Syria

Islamic State (IS) militants have recaptured all areas previously lost to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Sunday.

The SDF confirmed a withdrawal from Hajin, the IS stronghold near the Iraqi border. Around 4,000 IS militants are located there.

The SDF, a coalition of Arabs and Kurds backed by the US, have surrounded Hajin for months. SDF casualties over the weekend are estimated to be more than 300.

Source: VOV5