**US-Backed Syrian Alliance Reports Gains Against IS **
NEAR ASH SHADDADI, SYRIA—
A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters is making headway against Islamic State militants in northeast Syria as a part of a major coalition operation to drive IS out of a strategic town bordering Iraq.
The Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by coalition airstrikes, captured tens of villages and cut off a major IS supply route between Iraq and Syria, according to a VOA reporter on the scene. The move is part of a "Rage of Ash Shaddadi Operation” started Thursday to push jihadists out of the strategic Syrian town.
The SDF fighters told VOA they reached Ash Shaddadi on Friday and now fully control the town.
“We have cut off IS’s supply line between Raqqa and Ash Shaddadi town to prevent IS gangs from moving supplies to Raqqa,” Lewend Ahmed, an SDF fighter, told VOA.
You have to go to the link and see the picture of ISIS prisoners sitting in the back of a pickup truck.
And good for the Syrian Democratic Forces, our guys indeed, God protect them!