Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition Forces continue their military operations in Deir Ezzor countryside, against the remaining members of the “Islamic State” Organization at the east bank of Euphrates River, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continued flight by warplanes of the International Coalition over the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and bombarding from time to time the remaining areas under the control of the “Islamic State” Organization, and the Syrian Observatory monitored between 13:30 and 14:00 strikes targeted area of the front and the smoke rose from the area, while the International Coalition forces continue their movement with the American Hummer vehicles and military trucks to and from the front area with the Organization, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the strikes of the International Coalition killed 16 people including 6 civilians, children, and the women, in addition to 10 members of the “Islamic State” Organization in al-Baghuz Foqani area, also the Syrian Observatory monitored aerial bombardment targeted al-Safafiyyah area and killed 7 members of the Organization, amid continuous clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces and members of the “Islamic State” Organization, and exchange of targeting in the clash areas in the vicinity of the last 15 km² of the Organization in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor at the east bank of Euphrates River.
And with the fall of more casualties it rose to 1139, the number of members and leaders of the “Islamic State” Organization, who were killed in the clashes, detonations and raids, while it rose to 623, the number of fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces who have been killed since the 10th of November to 10 December 2018, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the 10th of December 2018 the death of 373 people including 133 children and 86 citizen women (including 211 Syrian citizens including 88 children and 57 women of Syrian nationality), also the “Islamic State” organization had executed more than 713 detainees, of who were arrested on various charges including security members and members of the Organization who tried to break away of it and escape its controlled areas, and the executions were carried out inside headquarters and detention centers of the Organization, and within its controlled areas which are today confined to the towns of Sha’afah, al-Susah, al-Baghuz and villages of Abu Hasan, Bo Badran, al-Marashdah, al-Shajla, al-Kashmeh, al-Safiya and al-Bukhatir suburb east of Hajin, which extends along the east bank of Euphrates, along with its last enclave in the deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzor, the same sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Organization intentionally transferred 350 to 400 detainees and abductees it has; through Euphrates River to its enclave in Homs and Deir Ezzor west of Euphrates River, in addition to releasing hundreds of others, and between the detainees and those who were executed; their families still having the question about their fate, whether they were executed or released, and amid all these tragic events, reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Organization buried the bodies of its victims in mass graves within its controlled areas.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published 2 days ago that the Syria Democratic Forces were able to achieve a new important advancement and control the entire town of al-Susah and its surroundings, besieging ISIS in al-Baghuz Foqani town and in villages and residential communities connected to it, with a combined area of about 15 square kilometers on the east bank of Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several reliable sources that the Syria Democratic Forces during their progress are still hampered by the heavily planted mines, while the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition are targeting positions of the Organization from the air if any resistance took place in the area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored at the same time the exit and entry of several American Hummer vehicles and military trucks, to and from the area of frontline area with what is left for of the enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization at the east bank of Euphrates River, while reliable sources suggested that the Coalition and SDF could within the next little time achieve a military victory in the area, while the Syrian Observatory published in the last hours that the “Islamic State” Organization continues its attempt to survive within the last of what remained for it east of Euphrates, which used to control large parts of it when it formed its “Caliphate”, where the Syria Democratic Forces together with ground forces of the International Coalition and the latter’s air support, clamp down more on the Organization which was stretching in the Euphrates river basin area on the east bank, with one area extending from Hajin to the Syrian-Iraqi border, where the Syria Democratic Forces were able to progress and besiege the Organization in al-Susah area and al-Baghuz Foqani town, after cutting its connections to the Iraqi territory and reducing its control in the rest of the areas that used to form the last enclave of the Organization in east Euphrates area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several sources that a few hundred members of the “Islamic State” Organization -most of them are of Iraqi, Asian, Arab and other Western nationalities- are still trying to counter the progression of the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, and try to expand its control in the east of Euphrates River by relying on what remained of “infiltrators and suicide bombers, and by detonating booby-trapped vehicles and relying on intensive mines planted by the Organization in the vicinity of its areas.
A video by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights shows number of families of ISIS members after arriving in the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside
Pictures by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights show families of ISIS members at the Syria Democratic Forces, after leaving what is remaining of ISIS-controlled areas on the east bank of Euphrates River