((A video)) Heavy aerial and ground shelling accompanying the violent clashes in the area of Al-Baghuz farms near the eastern banks of the Euphrates River

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the area of Al-Baghuz farms near the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, is witnessing ground shelling as well as the sound of explosions in the area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the outbreak of violent clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition on one hand, against the remaining members of the “Islamic State” organization on the other, in the area of Al-Baghuz farms within the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in an attempt by the SDF to advance and end the presence of the organization which retreats to the tunnels in the daytime and starts its operations at night, and the clashes are accompanied by heavy bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes on movements and positions of what remained for the organization, amid confirmed information about the fall of more human losses in the ranks of the both parties, while the SOHR published hours ago, that the advancement by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition forces is still continuing, under a cover of warplanes of the Coalition which target the movements of the remaining ISIS members, while reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the advancement is taking place slowly due to fears by the SDF of using the net of tunnels in the area of Al-Baghuz farms by the organization, whether in the movements that the remaining ISIS fighters and commanders carry out, or through detonating the landmines planted heavily in the vicinity of the area where the organization holed up, in which its members hide during the daylight and carry out their attacks at night exploiting the darkness, while the SDF are continuing to sweep the farms and the areas into which they advanced, also the clashes and the explosions of landmines resulted in the fall of more human losses in the ranks of both parties, where it rose to 7, the number of casualties in the ranks of the SDF who were killed in the explosions of landmines in Al-Baghuz farms, the SOHR also documented the death of 18 members at least of the organization in the shelling and clashes there, where most of their bodies are still in the battle field, including 3 suicidal bombers who blew themselves up using explosive belts and booby-trapped vehicles, and the continued clashes come in the wake of cautious calm monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, prevailing Al-Baghuz farms today morning, Sunday, after clashes with varying frequency of violence between escalated and sporadic, witnessed in the area in the past 36 hours, as a part of the Last Chance Battle launched by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition at the expense of the members of the “Islamic State” organization remaining in Al-Baghuz farms, and the SOHR monitored more advancement by the SDF in the past hours which enabled them to clamp down even more on the members of organization still remaining there, at the same time, the SDF are continuing to sweep the farms and the areas into which they advanced through dismantling IEDs and landmine and searching for hiding ISIS members, and the reliable sources suggested to the Syrian Observatory that the SDF and the Coalition will finish the operation in 48 to 96 hours

The SOHR published yesterday, Saturday, that it monitored the continued military operations in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, where the Syrian Observatory monitored ongoing shelling and bombardment by the International Coalition, its warplanes and the Syria Democratic Forces, on Al-Baghuz Farms, along with violent clashes between the remaining members of the “Islamic State” organization on one hand, against members of the SDF and forces of the International Coalition on the other, amid exchange of heavy targeting on the clash areas, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the SDF are seeking to achieve further advancement through sweeping the area, also the warplanes are targeting the movements of what remained of the organization, amid information about more human losses, and the SOHR published hours ago, that it monitored that the process of last chance which was launched by the Syria Democratic Forces with the International Coalition and foreign military forces, enters the second 24 hours, where violent clashes are taking place between the remaining members and leaders of the “Islamic State” Organization of different nationalities; against the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, in the contact areas between both parties in Baghuz farms, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored in a video the escalation of clashes, amid intense exchange of targeting, accompanied by detonating a member of the Organization for himself by a booby-trapped vehicle, in an attempt to target positions of the SDF forces, where the Organization escalates the clashes by the hours of the night, amid the flight of International Coalition warplanes in the sky of the area targeting the clash areas.

While reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that since dawn on Saturday, the 2nd of March 2019, Baghuz farms witnessed little resistance; as it ended on the first lines, while the sweeping and advancement operations are underway by the Syria Democratic Forces, and it is not known whether in the coming hours the process of controlling the farm area will be announced, if the existence of the organization is over, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the last chance battle which was launched by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition continue in Baghuz farms in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, at the expense of the remainder members of the “Islamic State” Organization there, where the clashes continue at a violent pace between SDF and the Organization in the area, in conjunction with the continued aerial targeting by the International Coalition warplanes on al-Baghuz farms, amid the continuation of rocket shelling by the Syria Democratic Forces and targeting with heavy machine guns, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also learned that ISIS has intensively planted mines in the area, which is hindering the advancement of SDF in the area, where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 4 fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces who were killed in mine explosions in Baghuz farms, and the Syrian Observatory documented the death of at least 10 members of the Organization during the shelling and clashes there, and their bodies are still in the battlefield, and the Syrian Observatory published this morning that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the International Coalition warplanes had targeted on the evening of Friday, the 1st of March, by a raid loaded with white phosphorus against the Baghuz farms area located on the east bank, where the remainder members of the “Islamic State” organization are located, but no information yet about casualties, and at the same time, the sweeping operations continue by the Syria Democratic Forces through targeting by heavy machine guns and rocket shells for in Baghuz farms, but until the moment the number of the remaining members in Baghuz farms are still unknow, where the information is conflicted, and the Syrian Observatory received information about anticipation for the end of the battle of last chance launched by SDF and the International Coalition in the next few hours, thus, ending the presence of the remaining members of the Organization, and the Syrian Observatory published on Friday evening that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the sound of heavy gunfire within Al-Baghuz farms in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside today evening, Friday the 1st of March 2019, in conjunction with the continuation of the Last Chance Battle by the Syria Democratic Forces at the expense of the members of the “Islamic State” organization remaining in the area, in the case that they have not evaporated yet, where the SDF are continuing the shelling on positions of the organization, along with renewed targeting by heavy machineguns, amid advancement by the SDF in the area, and the continuation of this battle comes after the evacuation of a new batch of citizens from Al-Baghuz, where the SOHR published hours ago, that it monitored  the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the exit of a new batch of civilians from Baghuz farms near the east bank of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and the Syrian Observatory learned that a batch of about 300 people of civilians who remained in the area and families of the “Islamic State” Organization and members, including 20 members of various nationalities, and they have reached the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, in conjunction with the start of the SDF for the battle of the last chance in Baghuz area, through artillery and missile shelling and targeting by heavy machine guns for areas of presence of the Organization, in an attempt to pressure the Organization and prove its seriousness in preparation for a military action if the Organization did not surrender completely, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the battle seeks to form a pressure on the Organization and force it to accept surrender, otherwise, the death will be the fate of the members who refuse to get out of Baghuz farms, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the International Coalition warplanes are flying in the area and monitoring the movements of the members, coinciding with the skirmishes in the area and targeting the Organization.

And as more of the remaining people are leaving the area, it rose to 52980, the number of evacuees documented by the SOHR since the 1st of December 2018, of different nationalities like Syrian, Iraqi, Russian, Somali, Filipino, and other Asian and western nationalities since the beginning of December 2018, among them there are more than 50980 people have gotten out the Organization’s enclave since the decision of the US President Trump to withdraw from Syria on the 19th of December 2018, including about 5412 members of the “Islamic State” Organization, and the majority of them are of Iraqi nationality, who have been arrested among the displaced people, after the residents were able to identify them and inform the security forces about their infiltration, while another part of them handed themselves over after they managed to get out of the last enclave of the Organization, also the Syrian Observatory learned that during the past days and weeks about 300 ISIS members managed to infiltrate through the Euphrates River to the largest and last remaining enclave of the Organization in the Syrian Desert within the areas that are controlled by the regime forces, Russians, and the Iranians in north of Palmyra.

Earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the entry of tens of trucks into the area of Baghuz farms, to transport the people who are getting out of the civilians, ISIS members, and their families the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the entry of about 30 trucks to transport a new batch of people who got out of the Organization’s  pocket towards SDF-controlled areas in the eastern countryside of Euphrates River and then transporting them to al-Hool camps, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syria Democratic forces who are around Baghuz farms in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, are still waiting for more remaining people to get out of these farms, of civilians, ISIS members, and their families, where the trucks continue to wait in order to enter the areas that separate the farms from the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas and position in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, near the east bank of Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the International Coalition warplanes continue to fly over the area to target any movement of ISIS members and leaders, who had previously refused and still refuse to surrendering to the Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces, and prefer to fight until the end, while this anticipation comes after the statement made by the US President Donald Trump about restoring the entire territory from the “Islamic State” Organization in Syria,  where the Coalition and SDF are waiting for civilians, ISIS members, and their families to get out of the area, to start a military operation against those who refuse to surrender of members of the organization and its leaders in Baghuz farms, if they did not vanish.

A video by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, monitors the clashes and the violent shelling on Al-Baghuz farms where the remaining members of the “Islamic State” organization are hiding

شريط مصور للمرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان، يرصد الإشتباكات والقصف العنيف علي مزارع الباغوز الذي يتوارى فيها من تبقي من عناصر التنظي

شريط مصور للمرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان، يرصد الإشتباكات والقصف العنيف علي مزارع الباغوز الذي يتوارى فيها من تبقي من عناصر تنظيم "الدولة الإسلامية"

Posted by ‎المرصد السوري‎ on Sunday, March 3, 2019

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