The military operations continue in the last ISIS enclave east of Euphrates raising the death toll to about 200 of SDF and ISIS in 13 days of vicious battles and intense shelling

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: military operations continue for the 13th consecutive day in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of clashes at a varying degree of violence, between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by International Coalition forces against members of the “Islamic State” organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in areas in the ISIS-controlled enclave at the east bank of Euphrates River, and the clashes were concentrated in the areas of al-Susah and al-Baghuz along with sporadic skirmishes in other areas on the outskirts of the same enclave, and the clashes were accompanied by exchange of targeting between both parties, amid sweeping operations by the Syria Democratic Forces for the areas in which they advancement, to make sure they are free of mines or ISIS members, and the clashes caused more casualties in the ranks of both parties as a result of the explosion of more mines as well as the shelling, clashes, and exchange of targeting, where the area occasionally witnesses counterattacks by the Organization either by its members, explosive belts, or by booby-trapped vehicles, while bombardment of the International Coalition warplanes killed about 10 members of the “Islamic State” organization in Abu al-Hasan area within the same enclave, in addition to injuring others with varying severity, raising the number of the members of the Syria Democratic Forces who have been killed since the 10th of September, to at least 73 members one of whom has served as a field commander in Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces, while the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 53 members at least of the organization who were killed in these clashes, while the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of information about other casualties as well as the presence of injured cases in serious conditions.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that calm is prevailing the clash areas within the last enclave under the control of the “Islamic State” organization in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, where the International Coalition’s warplanes are absent from the skies of the area amid a cessation in terms of clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition Forces against members of the “Islamic State” organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in the same context, the Syrian Observatory monitored an explosion rocking the area of Al-Tank Oilfield, it turned out that it was caused by the explosion of a tank filled with oil near the area of Al-Qabban where the oil is filled and weighed, and sources suggested that the explosion was caused by members of the organizations who infiltrated and detonated the tank, and the Syrian Observatory published that a part of the Syria Democratic Forces of Hajin town are still refusing to go to fight the organization on the fronts of al-Baghuz and al-Susah protesting against stopping the military operations towards their Hajin town, while the other part of Hajin town are still fighting the Organization in other fronts, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that the military operations of the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition Forces continue at the expense of the “Islamic State” organization in the last enclave of ISIS in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the continuation of clashes between both parties at a varying pace, accompanied by aerial bombardment carried out occasionally by the International Coalition warplanes, in addition to rocket shelling by the Syria Democratic Forces on sites of the organization, and reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the advancement of SDF and the International Coalition in al-Baghuz area was hindered by trenches and tunnels that have been dug up by the Organization in orchards and fields in the area earlier, and also due to the laser mines that cannot be by seen by eyes which were planted by members of the Organization and injured many SDF members, in addition to the usual mines that were planted extensively in scattered areas controlled by the organization such as homes, roads, fields, and orchards, the sources added that the suicide and surprise attacks carried out by members of the “Islamic State” organization are also hindering the advancement, where the majority of the organization’s members are of Asian nationalities and the organization is carrying out surprise and suicidal operations in a few numbers that does not exceed 5 members and they get active in the evening, which prompted the Syria Democratic Forces to stop their military operations at night, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also learned that a mine sweeper belongs to the International Coalition Forces was damaged days ago as a result of the explosion of a barrel planted underground by the “Islamic State” organization; during the mine-clearing operation in the area.

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