After the surrender and death of thousands of ISIS members in the Baghuz farms, SDF continue to sweep the area searching for hiding people, if any

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syria Democratic Forces with the support of the International Coalition; continue the sweeping process of Baghuz area near the east bank of Euphrates River, in an effort to end the entire presence of Organization completely in the remainder tunnels and trenches which have not been swept until now, where the sweep is underway searching for hiding members of the “Islamic State” Organization in the area, after thousands of fighters surrendered over the past days and weeks, and the Syrian Observatory published hours earlier that 192 consecutive days, some of which were easy and others were difficult, witnessed killing and calm, shelling and stillness, death and life, surrender and refusal, it is an operation that began on the 10th of September 2018, launched by the Syria Democratic Forces with the aim of eliminating the “Islamic State” Organization in the part remaining for it east of Euphrates area, which spread from Hajin town to the Syrian-Iraqi border along the east banks of Euphrates River from the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the start of military operations accompanied by ground shelling by the Syria Democratic Forces and bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes and its ground forces, which were accompanied by violent clashes and hit-and-run clashes between the “Islamic State” Organization against members of the Syria Democratic the Forces supported by ground forces of the International Coalition, and during the past 6 months the area has witnessed counterattacks by the Organization, which caused significant casualties of the Organization and its members, and of the Syria Democratic Forces.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented large casualties of both civilians and militaries, because of mine explosions, bombings, bombardment by the International Coalition and ground shelling, clashes, as well as tens of people who died as a result of their poor health, where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 474 people including 164 children and 97 citizen women (including 268 Syrian citizens including 109 children and 64 women of Syrian nationality) the number of civilians killed since the 10th of December 2018, also it rose to 753, the number of fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces who have been killed since the 10th of November 2018, also it rose to 1442, the number of fighters and leaders of the “Islamic State” Organization who were killed in the shelling, clashes, bombings, and raids, also the “Islamic State” Organization had executed more than 720 detainees, of who it 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, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of at least 117 children since the beginning of December 2018 until today the 20th of March 2019.

Also, since the beginning of December 2018 until today, the 20th of March 2019 that 63250 people including 8300 ISIS members mostly Iraqis, they got out of Baghuz farms and ISIS enclave before being besieged within this area, including more than 61250 people have gotten out the Organization’s enclave towards the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, since the decision of the US President Trump to withdraw from Syria on the 19th of December 2018, hours ago the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of sweeping operation by the Syria Democratic Forces in Baghuz farms area in its tunnels and trenches, which is located on the east bank of Euphrates River in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, after the surrender of more than 1000 ISIS member of the Organization in the last 24 hours, where the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition seek to ensure that the area is free of ISIS Organization or groups refusing to surrender, after 12 member of the Organization bombed themselves using explosive belts yesterday, while preliminary information reported a massacre in the area, as a result of bombardment targeted it the International Coalition.

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