18 casualties at least in counterattacks between regime forces and their allies and between the organization in Tlul Al-Safa after the decision of ending the latter’s presence in the area after the release of Al-Suwaidaa abductees

Rif Dimashq Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the rugged area of Tulul Al-Safa which is located in Rif Dimashq Desert at the administrative border with Al-Suwaidaa Desert, is still as a black hole swallows more members of the regime forces and the “reconciliations” factions and of the organization, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continued clashes between the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities and the “reconciliations” factions on one hand, against the “Islamic State” organization on the other, in Tlul Al-Safa in Al-Sham Desert near the administrative border with Al-Suwaidaa Desert, where the SOHR documented the death of  7 members at least of the regime forces and the “reconciliations” factions, in addition to the death of at least 11 members of the organization, as a result of violent clashes that took place between the both parties, due to the counterattack that the organization carried out exploiting the bad weather, where they targeted positions of the regime forces in the vicinity of the area, amid artillery and rocket shelling by the regime forces on positions of the organization in the area, and the regime forces’ counterattack on the same positions which were accompanied by heavy and exchange of targeting operations in the recent 48 hours.

The Syrian Observatory published on Saturday the 10th of November 2018, that it monitored the escalated pace of violent clashes within the vicinity of Tlul Al-Safa area, in the wake of releasing the people who were kidnapped by the “Islamic State” organization, where the Syrian observatory monitored the continued violent clashes since yesterday after the midnight and until now, between the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, who are besieged in the area of Tlul Al-Safa near the administrative border of Al-Suwaidaa province, amid counterattacks through which the organization tends to exploit the bad weather, to inflict the largest possible number of casualties in the ranks of the regime forces and their allies, after reliable sources confirmed to the SOHR that after the release of the abductees 6 of whom were executed or died, the Russian forces and regime forces decided to end the presence of the “Islamic State” organization completely in Tlul Al-Safa area at the administrative border between Al-Suwaidaa and Rif Dimashq.

The SOHR also published yesterday that it monitored in the past 24 hours, that the organization carried out a counterattack in the area of Qa’ Al-Banat in the south-west of Tlul Al-Safa, amid confirmed information about casualties and wounded in the ranks of the both parties, while the area is witnessing successive targeting operations by the regime forces on positions of the organization in the area, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 9th of November 2018, that it has obtained information from intersected sources, who confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that 3 of al-Suwaidaa abductees (2 children and a woman) died before the abductees were handed over to the Syrian regime in the eastern desert of al-Sokhna, where the body of the woman is still missing but the bodies of both children were brought, raising to 6 people (2 children, a boy and 3 citizen women), the number of abductees who died and executed by the “Islamic State” Organization and during the detention period, which began on the 25th of July 2018. Reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the discontent is mixed with happiness of al-Suwaidaa people for the return of abductees, and this resentment comes against the backdrop of the death of the 6 abductees; amid regime’s carelessness and its attempt to promote a “victory” by promoting that a military operation released the kidnapped people, at a time where the people are questioning the ways in which the kidnapped people were transported for hundreds of kilometers across the desert; while Tlul al-Safa area is still besieged by the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources who confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the “Islamic State” organization released the remaining abductees of al-Suwaidaa, who have been kidnapped since the 25th of July 2018, were the organization abducted them and transported them after a violent attack considered the most violent by the organization on al-Suwaidaa Province, and the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the process of releasing the abductees and handing them over to the regime took place in the eastern desert of al-Sukhnah in Homs province, in exchange for releasing the imprisoned women by regime’s authorities; whose names were given by the organization in lists, they are family members of leaders in the Organization and close to it, but it is not known who much was paid to the Organization in exchange for the release process, which was accelerated after the mobilizations of the regime forces in Tlul al-Safa area on the administrative border between the provinces of al-Suwaidaa and Rif Dimashq.

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