Dec 16, 2018 06:18 UTC

Recent video footage has been published on social media networks, showing members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group abandoning their commander and fleeing for their lives while fighting the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria.

According to Press TV, the video, which has been filmed with a forehead camera, shows several Daesh terrorists in an open terrain near the town of Hajin, which lies in the Abu Kamal district of the eastern Syrian Province of Dayr al-Zawr, firing indiscriminate shots at the US-backed forces.

One of the terrorists, identified by the nom de guerre Abu Aisha, faces his commander Abu Ayman al-Iraqi, and urges him to order fellow Takfiris to retreat.

Iraqi, in return, refuses and commands Daesh terrorists to carry on fighting.

The terrorists at last decide to abandon their commander and escape from the area onboard a military vehicle.

Iraqi, who is badly injured in the fierce exchange of gunfire with Kurdish-led forces, died of his gunshot wounds hours later.

On Friday, the SDF succeeded in capturing the entire town of Hajin, which served as one of the last Daesh strongholds in eastern Syria.

The recent advance of the US-backed militants came as Turkey said that there would be a campaign against “terrorists” in the eastern Euphrates region.

The SDF commander-in-chief said on Thursday that his fellow fighters would respond strongly to any Turkish attack, but noted that the US-supported Kurdish-led forces were pressing diplomatic efforts to deter an assault.

Mazloum Kobani told Reuters that Washington had made “serious attempts” to prevent a Turkish offensive, but the US should ramp up its efforts further.