We have to leave our position now because the morning begun with a heavy exchange of machine gun fire followed by loud explosions.
Now we have to pull out because it appears that there’s been a serious ISIS counterattack and we’ve seen some of the SDF troops pulling back as this goes on.
Although some of the officers are urging them to go forward.
What ISIS fighters were doing were taking advantage of of the early morning fall which was often their tactic to try to make advances and it appears indeed they have.
And that’s why we have to move back.
CNN reporting from the front lines in eastern Syria.