The experienced special forces arrive in the organization’s enclave and the Coalition and SDF continue their preparations for starting a violent military operation on the eastern banks of the Euphrates

Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continued preparations by the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces, for starting a new military operation, that aims to end the presence of the “Islamic State” Organization in its last enclave in the east of the Euphrates River, in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the experienced special forces have arrived in the old base in Al-Bahra in the vicinity of the enclave that the organization controls, accompanying armored vehicles and heavy machineguns, also explosions were heard the sources said that they were caused by shelling by the SDF on the organization’s controlled areas, while the SOHR monitored the absence of the warplanes from the airspace of the area in the past hours, and the Syrian Observatory published today morning, that it monitored forces of the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces starting preparations for a new military operation, that aim to end the presence of the “Islamic State” Organization in its last enclave at east bank of Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory learned that advanced weapons, tanks, and armored vehicles have arrived for the Syria Democratic Forces at al-Tank Field, after SDF withdrew from Baghuz and al-Susah, and the organization controlled the area and reached the Syrian-Iraqi border again, after its connection to this border was blocked. The reliable sources confirmed that the Syria Democratic Forces are positioning in the meantime in the eastern desert of Deir Ezzor; waiting for the start of the military operation supported by the International Coalition, amid the arrival of experienced special forces of the Syria Democratic Forces, to lead the battle and fight against the “Islamic State” Organization, where the ranks of SDF and the Coalition were re-arranged and prepared to start the attack in the next few days, after the violent clashes on the 26th and 27th of October 2018, as a result of the Organization’s exploitation of the sandstorm that hit the area.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored more casualties in the ranks of Syria Democratic Forces, where it rose to 234, the number of casualties of the “Islamic State” organization, while it rose to 192, the number of the members of the Syria Democratic Forces, who were all killed since the start of sandstorms on the 10th of October 2018 which the organization exploited in carrying out intensive and violent attacks, raising in turn the number of people who have been killed and executed since the 10th of September 2018, they are: 315 at least, one of them was a field commander of Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces, the members of the SDF who were killed in clash against ISIS, and at least 496 fighters and commanders of the “Islamic State” Organization, they were killed in the clashes and the strikes of the International Coalition and SDF since the start of the military operations on the 10th of September 2018, and the death toll is expected to increase as there is information about other human losses and the presence of injured cases in serious conditions, and 2 girls who were killed in shelling by SDF on the ISIS-enclave, and 5 citizens were killed in bombing by the International Coalition on the same enclave, in addition to 54 civilians including 12 children and 5 citizen women, were killed in airstrikes by the International Coalition on a mosque and Koranic institute in al-Susah town within ISIS-enclave at the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the majority of whom are Iraqi nationals including families of members of the “Islamic State” organization, and in strikes targeted a house in al-Bobadran village, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory learned from reliable sources that the “Islamic State” organization used women and children of the “Caliphate Cubs”, in its fierce attack, where reliable sources through fighters in the SDF, confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they have never seen such horrible attack, where the attack was carried out by more than 200 fighters, and women were used as snipers of the organization, and in Al-Susah town, the Syrian Observatory learned that the organization followed a plan to locate the positions of the Syria Democratic Forces in order to attack them directly, through making a woman of the organization to went out in the town and shouting the name “Sarah”, and when the members of the SDF heard her, they tried to went out to help her, but they were surprised with the organization attacking the posts of the SDF directly, the organization also depended on attacking by vehicles that came from tunnels they dug earlier, and in some clashes the distance between the both conflicting parties was only a few meters, the reliable sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that 15 US Hummer vehicles of the International Coalition, have entered the front lines, after they were absent for a whole day, where the vehicle have abstained from the entry since yesterday, while no targeting operations to the fronts, the contact lines or the clash areas have been monitored since the sunset of yesterday.

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