ISIS infiltrators attack the largest military base of the Coalition Forces in Syria, Coalition warplanes resolve the situation

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: al-Omar field which the largest oilfield in Syria and located in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, is witnessing an alert situation by the Coalition Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces, against the backdrop of the attack by “infiltrators” during the past hours by members of the “Islamic State” organization on the field, which is the largest military base of the International Coalition Forces in Syria, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: at least 20 “infiltrators” of the “Islamic State” Organization attacked last night the largest military base of the International Coalition in Syria, starting from Thiban towards the housing of the oilfield which includes the International Coalition Forces, and in which prominent leaders of the Syria Democratic Forces led by the commander-in-chief of the Syria Democratic in Forces Deir Ezzor  Jia Kobani, where the violent clashes continued between the organization’s infiltrators against the International Coalition Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces, since the beginning of the attack by the infiltrators last night until the dawn of today, Saturday, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored warplanes of the International Coalition providing support in repelling the attack, where the warplanes played a major role in ending the attack which was the largest of its kind, since converting al-Omar oilfield to a military base for the International Coalition nearly a year after controlling it, the Syrian Observatory also documented the killing of at least 7 members of the “Islamic State” organization and information about casualties in the ranks of the Coalition Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces, where they are carrying out sweep operations now in search of members of the “Islamic State” organization who might be hiding, amid a major alert in al-Omar oilfield, which contains about 500 members of the International Coalition Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces and also includes training camps, it is worth mentioning that the latter had been able to take control of al-Omar Oilfield in the 22nd of October 2017, to be transformed later into the largest military base in Syria, where it has a large military equipment of missile launchers, anti-warplanes missiles and an airport used by the Coalition.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 23rd of July 2018 that it monitored the overflight of the International Coalition’s warplanes in the skies of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, over the area of Al-Omar Oilfield and the area which is extended to the Syrian – Iraqi border, in the east of the Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent clashes are still continuing between the Syria Democratic Forces backed by the International Coalition against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the wells of Al-Omar Oilfield, which is taken as a military base where US forces are located, and the SOHR learned that the violent clashes erupted as a result of an attack by groups of the organization on the area, in conjunction with targeting that is being carried out to Hajin area and ISIS last enclave at the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, and the clashes which were taking place between the both parties in the vicinity of Hajin town, and the outskirts of that enclave, amid confirmed information about the fact that the clashes in the well of Al-Omar Oilfield resulted in the fall of human losses in the ranks of the both parties.

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