Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the entry of a new shipment of weapons and military equipment to the eastern Euphrates area coming from the Kurdistan area of Iraq, where tens of trucks were seen carrying equipment into the area, and the Syrian Observatory was able to monitor and record them in a video, where the convoy included 75 trucks including 30 trucks loaded with American Hummer vehicles, and 20 trucks loaded with Jeep cars, 5 trucks loaded with petrol tanks and 5 other trucks loaded with SUVs and other cars, but the last 15 trucks were closed and it is not known what they were carrying.
This equipment -which arrived in the east of Euphrates during the hours of last night- comes in conjunction with the establishment of a US base in the area between Sluk and Tal Abyad in the northern countryside of al-Raqqah, and in conjunction with preparations in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside; to begin a military operation to end the existence of the “Islamic State” organization in the entire area, through controlling ISIS enclave extending from Hajin town and along the east bank of Euphrates river until the Syrian-Iraqi border, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the arrival of more than 15000 fighters in the last eight days of the Syria Democratic Forces, Jaysh al-Thowwar, Jabhat al-Akrad Brigade, Shams al-Shamal Battalion, YPG, Women Protection Units, and the self-defense forces, where most of the forces were brought from YPG forces from the areas of al-Shaddadi, al-Hool, al-Qameshly, al-Hasakah, Ras al-Ayn, and other areas al-Hasaka province, also the number of fighters of the Special Forces in YPG and the fighters coming from al-Hasaka province and Women Protection Units forces reached to about 5000 fighters, where these forces are waiting to be deployed along the perimeter of ISIS enclave and its outskirts and in the desert near it, waiting for a signal to start the ground military operation that the International Coalition has been preparing for to lead and participate in, especially through the aerial targeting, surveillance of the organization’s movements and targeting its positions.
Reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the Kurdish forces issued a circular that all fighters must join their fronts, barracks, and military units, including volunteer fighters who were working in digging tunnels and trenches, where they dig tunnels and trenches for 5 days and rest for 5 days for a sum of money, the new circular also called for them to join the fronts, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 26th of November 2018 that the Syrian Observatory monitored a state of discontent in the ranks of the military forces located in the vicinity of ISIS enclave on the eastern banks of Euphrates River, where reliable sources confirmed that resentment came in the wake of the attack that took place after the ” Islamic State “Organization went around sites reinforced by the Syria Democratic Forces in larger numbers of fighters in the last days before the attack, where ISIS turned around from Hajin and Gharanij areas supported ISIS cells, where groups of the Organization entered the desert and closed the roads to the front lines, which caused SDF members to withdrawal from their positions on the front lines, fearing that they would be trapped or killed by the Organization, which tried to reach al-Tank oilfield, where ISIS attacked with tens of motorcycles carrying medium and heavy machineguns, followed by armored vehicles, which confused SDF ranks in the front, especially with the absence of heavy weapons from the military points in the vicinity of the ISIS-controlled enclave on the east banks of Euphrates, also the sources confirmed that many fighters do not Join their bases and military barracks where there is a military operation against ISIS.
Reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the International Coalition warplanes flew in the sky of the area at length before the fog got heavy and weather conditions got bad, but the warplanes did not bombard any of the areas, and fighters confirmed that although the International Coalition was provided with coordinates in the vicinity of the “Islamic State” Organization enclave, they did not bombard the area, also the International Coalition positioned at two major points near the al-Tank oilfield, and they bombed the Organization using rocket and artillery shells, also forces of the International Coalition in the field extinguished the flame of the field, cut the electric, and turned off the lights in the area, and the Syrian Observatory also learned that some of SDF members who fleeing the area took refuge in the desert, and some of them stayed there for more than 36 hours.
The Syrian Observatory published previously that the organization attacked in large numbers reached more than 500 fighters, the majority of whom were riding motorcycles and armored vehicles, where organization groups closed the roads leading to the front around its last enclave east of Euphrates, and violent clashes took place between SDF and ISIS, while the International Coalition inside the Tank field positioned in 2 groups and began artillery shelling, where they launched more than 210 shells, amid the absence of warplanes for hours due to the exploitation of the bad weather and heavy fog by the “Islamic State” organization, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that 10 vehicles entered today dawn at 4:30 pm, Sunday the 25th of November 2018, the contact lines with the controlled areas of the “Islamic State” organization at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, with members and commanders of the Kurdish forces on board.
A video by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitors the arrival of at least 75 trucks carrying military and logistic equipment, to areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition east of Euphrates, in the shadow pf preparing a US base north of al-Raqqah, and in conjunction with preparations for a military operation at the east bank of Euphrates River