The south of Al-Hasakah is witnessing violent fighting at the outskirts of the last town controlled by ISIS in the province

Al-Hasakah Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: violent fighting has been continuing since this dawn between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition against the “Islamic State” organization, in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the clashes between the both parties are concentrated in three areas at the outskirts of Markada town, the last stronghold of ISIS in the vicinity of Al-Hasakah province, and if the SDF manage to take the control of this town, then the end the presence of the organization in Al-Hasakah province with the exception of some villages, extended to Iraq and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the clashes are accompanied by exchange of shelling between the both parties on the clash areas.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored yesterday the 17th of October 2017, that violent clashes between the both parties in the area of Al-Hammah Mountain in the west of Markada, in an attempt to block the road to the town, and monitor the area surrounded the mountain, to facilitate the advancement process and take the control of the mountain, while the forces of “Al-Jazeera Storm” operation, advanced and controlled a village there, and if the SDF manage to hold their control over the area, then they block the western outlets against the organization, and keep the eastern outlet which lead it to Iraq open.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Friday the 8th of September 2017, that It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Friday the 8th of September 2017, that a large military operation will be carried out in the next hours led by Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces, and supported by the International Coalition warplanes and the US Special Forces, in which the military operation aims to control the area extended from the southern countryside of Al-Shaddadi which is located in the south of Al-Hasakah province, to the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that it obtained information from reliable sources that it is expected for a military operation to start during the next few days in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah, which is connected to Deir Ezzor countryside and to the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces is preparing to start a large military operation that aims to end the presence of the “Islamic State” organization in the rest of Al-Hasakah province and in the countryside of Deir Ezzor east of the Euphrates River, the sources confirmed to the SOHR that Deir Ezzor Military Council will lead the military operation from two main points; one of them starts from the southern countryside of Al-Shaddadi, and the other one starts from the northwestern countryside of Deir Ezzor towards the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, which is known as “Al-Jazeera line” along the river, while US Special Forces arrived to the area to participate in this military operation which is supported by the International Coalition.

​And reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on the 25th of August 2017 that coordination took place with Deir Ezzor Military Council in order to start simultaneous military operations, in which Deir Ezzor Military Council from the north-western countryside of Deir Ezzor, and from the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah will start these operations towards the north of Deir Ezzor, and the sources confirmed that this division in the scope of operations came according to the clans’ concentrations in the area, in which Deir Ezzor Military Council with its allied forces will start from areas where the sons of the clan fighters of Deir Ezzor Military Council are concentrated.

 

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