Al-Raqqah Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the violent clashes continue between the Syria Democratic Forces and the forces of Manbij Military Council against the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the southeastern countryside of Al-Raqqah city at the southern banks of the Euphrates River, and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Syria Democratic Forces and Manbij Military Council were able to impose their full control over al-Ekirshi town, which has previously witnessed the largest mass execution carried out by the organization against tens of its members in al-Ekirshi camp.
And with this advancement the Syria Democratic Forces have controlled more than 80 km from the southern banks of the Euphrates River, from al-Bu’aasi area in the western countryside of Al-Tabaqa city, until the east of al-Ekirshi village, which used to contain a Camp known as “Al-Sheikh Osama Ben Laden Camp” for training ISIS elements” where they carried out the largest mass execution of their own elements in the second half of 2015. The SOHR published then that a dissident Syrian ISIS commander informed it that ISIS executed more than 200 of its elements, of Chechen and Central Asian nationalities. That source, who is a former second-line commander in ISIS, confirmed that those elements were on the verge of dissenting from the organization and joining Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda in the Levant) when they got exposed by the security command of the organization. The dissidents, who tried to escape, were taken to Al-Ekirshi area where the camp is located in Al-Raqqah countryside and where the executed, then their bodies were dumped in Al-Houta area in Al-Raqqah countryside, where there is a natural hole that ISIS turned into a body dump since it took control of the area.