International Coalition kills 43 Syrian people including 29 children and woman and carries out the largest massacre in eastern Euphrates since the start of operations about 10 weeks ago

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory monitored the International Coalition warplanes carrying out a new massacre, which is the largest since the 10th of September 2018, the date of the start of the operation of the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces to end the presence of the “Islamic State” Organization in the area, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 43 people, they are: 17 children under the age of eighteen, 12 women, 7 youths and men, as well as 7 other people who were not known whether they were members of the “Islamic State” organization or not, and the reliable sources of the Syrian Observatory confirmed that the massacre took place at 3:30 am on Saturday, the 17th of November 2018, and lasted for about 10 minutes after targeting houses in the vicinity of a mosque in Abu al-Hasan village, which is located between the towns of Hajin and Sha’afah within the last enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization at the east banks of Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, followed by airstrikes at 7 am on today, Saturday, and information about casualties.

And with more casualties, it rises to 234 including 82 children and 57 citizen women (including 120 Syrian citizens including 50 children and 31 women of Syrian nationality), thus, which increased the number of people who were killed according to the 3 stages of the Coalition bombing, which was divided by the Syrian Observatory to 3 phases, the first of which is the first month of the military operation in which the Syria Democratic Forces and the Coalition advanced in the last enclave of the organization and controlled al-Baghuz, al-Susah, al-Shajla and parts of Hajin and the advanced in other outskirts and areas of the enclave, where Coalition airstrikes killed at least 5 Syrian civilians, and this first phase was from the 10th of September to the 10th of October 2018, while the second phase was from the 10th of October to the 28th of the same month, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the death of 47 civilians including 14 children and 7 women, including 15 Syrians including 8 children and 3 women, they were killed in airstrikes by the International Coalition warplanes which targeted at least 4 mosques, a Koranic school, and civilian homes, while the third stage represented by shelling by the International Coalition and killed 182 civilians including 68 children and 50 women, including 100 Syrian citizens including 42 children and 28 women, in several areas under the control of the “Islamic State” organization at the eastern bank of Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

The death toll escalated as the organization began its counterattacks with the first monthly anniversary of the military operation launched by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, and escalated more after both last mentioned lost all that they were able to control in their operation, while the Syrian Observatory for the Rights of Human military monitored movements by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition forces; on the contact areas with the enclave of the “Islamic State” on the east banks of Euphrates River, in preparation by the first mentioned to end what remained for the organization in the eastern Euphrates, as they brought more large military reinforcements to the vicinity of the enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the SDF brought about 1700 fighters in the last 24 hours from the areas of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), Manbij, and other areas under the control of SDF, where fighters of several factions of SDF were brought such as Jaysh al-Thowwar, the Kurdish Front brigade, and others, in addition to bringing members of the Internal security forces “Asayish”, as part of the continuous preparations by the Syria Democratic Forces to begin the grand ground military operation, which aims to end the presence of the Organization east of Euphrates.

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