BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State’s de facto capital, Hajin, has been captured by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) this evening.
According to local reports, the Syrian Democratic Forces broke through Daesh’s last defenses in the southern districts of Hajin, forcing them to abandon the town after suffering heavy losses.
The Syrian Democratic Forces are still chasing the remaining Daesh fighters from the area, but the town itself appears to be fully secured at this time.
With Hajin under the Syrian Democratic Forces’ control, Daesh will likely move their command centers to Al-Sousah.
Al-Sousah was the town that the Iraqi Air Force bombed on Tuesday evening; this bombing resulted in the death of several Daesh fighters.