المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Warplanes bomb with the regime forces, ISIS areas of presence in Rif Dimashq Desert and the fighting continues after the rise of the death toll

Rif Dimashq Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continued military operations between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in Rif Dimashq Desert, at the administrative border with Al-Suwaidaa countryside, where the clashes are continuing between the both parties, in the vicinity of Tlul Al-Safa area, in an attempt by the regime forces to achieve further advancement at the expense of the organization, which is still trying to expand its scope of control and force the regime forces to stop the military operation, through counter attacks that aim to inflict the largest possible number of casualties, while the SOHR monitored shelling by the regime forces at an escalated pace along with bombardment by warplanes on the controlled areas of the organization, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, amid information about more human losses in the ranks of the both parties.

The Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that with completing the 3rd week after kidnapping about 30 children and women, from the villages of the eastern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, by the “Islamic State” organization, and detaining them in ISIS controlled areas, and despite the retreat of the organization and confining its large controlled areas in the southern sector of Al-Suwaidaa Desert, the fears over the fate of the abductees are increasing, igniting the resentment among the citizens even more, amid ignore and unconcern towards the file of the abductees, and the thing that made the matters to worsen and poured oil on the fire, is the calls to consider the abductees as martyrs, which were met by absolute rejection by the families of the abductees, accusing the parties which call for considering the abductees as martyrs, of trying to be Shabiha of the regime and not giving the chance for the organization to put pressure over the regime, which is originally unconcerned to the fate of the abductees, and the continuation of the military operation which has ended the presence of the organization from the entire province of Al-Suwaidaa proves this, and although the negotiations are still underway, but the regime forces has not reached a solution that is supposed to lead to the release of the abductees before they are executed by the organization.

While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented since the launch of the attack on ISIS and the military operation that came after it; the death of hundreds of people, where the “Islamic State” organization executed and killed on the first day of its attack on the 25th of July 2014, 142 civilians including 38 children, In addition to the killing of 116 people, the majority of whom were of the gunmen villagers who carried the gun to repel the organization’s attack, and a 19-year-old boy was executed by ISIS after being kidnapped along with about 30 others, and a woman died when she was held by ISIS in conditions that still vague so far, and the Syrian Observatory also documented the death of about 24 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and the killing of more than 65 ISIS members, in the explosions, clashes, shelling, and exchange of targeting.

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