The Syrian Army and Iran-sponsored militias attacked the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the east bank of the Euphrates. The Syrian forces managed to take control of several villages located north-east of the city of Deir ez-Zor. The Syrian state agency SANA confirmed the information.
Later, the SDF forces brought reinforcements from Conoco oil field. They mounted a counteroffensive and with the support of strikes by the US-led coalition aircraft regained control of the lost villages. The SDF command stated that this offensive by the Syrian and Iranian forces thwarted the US-Led coalition operation to establish control over the eastern border of Syria which is currently held by ISIS.
It is reported that both sides are bringing more reinforcements. The locals, fearing large-scale clashes, are leaving their homes.