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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After the entry of more than 1200 shipments during this month…the International Coalition continues to fortify its bases and airbases amid information about providing them with radars in the east of the Euphrates River

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the International Coalition continued to strengthen its presence in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Al-Hasakah and Aleppo, in the east of the Euphrates River, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the continued operations by the forces of the International Coalition to enlarge their military bases especially in both Al-Hasakah and Ayn Al-Arab (Kobani), in conjunction with bringing shipments of equipment and weapons to its several bases in the east of the Euphrates, and the SOHR learned that the International Coalition’s forces tend to enlarge the military bases and airbases, also the Syrian Observatory received information from reliable sources, reporting that the International Coalition’s forces sat up radars in the airbase of Ayn Al-Arab (Kobani), as well as information about distributing radars to other military sites in the east of the Euphrates River, within their fortifications of their areas of presence in the Syrian interior, where the Syria Democratic Forces are in control of an area of about 53,000 square km with a percentage of 28.6% of the Syrian area.

This fortification comes through the entry of more than 1200 shipments and trucks by the International Coalition in August 2018, to the bases of the International Coalition, including several substances aboard, as well as a number of cargo planes which land 3 times a day at the airbases of the east of the Euphrates, where the Syrian Observatory published yesterday, that it monitored the entry of about 100 trucks to the Syrian territory a day after the entry of about 150 new trucks, which headed to the bases of the International Coalition, carrying vehicles, weapons, equipment, building substances and other materials, while the Syrian Observatory published on the 17th of August 2018 that it is expected that the process of the entry of trucks will continue in the incoming days and weeks, while the Syrian Observatory monitored on the 15th of August 2018, the International Coalition entering tens of shipments again into their military positions and bases east of Euphrates River, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the last hours witnessed the entry of more than 250 trucks carrying weapons, equipment, armored vehicles and machinery to areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, where these shipments came from the Syrian-Iraqi border and headed to the military bases of the United States and the western forces in several areas east of Euphrates River, and the entry of more arms shipments comes after entering large quantities of similar shipments to the same areas during the past days and weeks, in addition to expanding the Coalition’s military bases in the area.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also published on the 13th of August 2018, that it monitored the International Coalition Forces carrying out simultaneous operations in the east of the Euphrates, within their controlled areas and the SDF-held areas, to enlarge military locations and airbases in these areas, within Al-Hasakah and Aleppo provinces, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the International Coalition Forces are continuing to enlarge Al-Shaddadi Airbase in the southern sector of Al-Hasakah countryside, after bringing about 150 trucks carrying materiel, weapons and building substances to enlarge the airbase, provide it with protection and increase the amount of its military equipment, and this is coincided with the continuation of the International Coalition to enlarge the airbase of Ayn Al-Arab (Kobani), in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo, as well as its military base in the area of Tal Tamr, in Al-Hasakah countryside. Also, information was received about the intention of the International Coalition to set up a large military base in Manbij in the west of the Euphrates River in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo, and the process of enlarging these bases came after the SDF and the International Coalition became close to end the presence of the “Islamic State” organization as a dominant force, in the entire east of the Euphrates River, where preparations are underway to start an attack and military operation aims to end the presence of the organization in its last enclave at the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, which includes the towns of Hajin, Al-Susah, Al-Baghuz, al-Shafa and other areas between them, after the International Coalition repeatedly dropped leaflets on the controlled areas of the organization calling on the citizens to displace and on the members of the organization to surrender, after opening al-Shafa crossing and entering aid and foodstuffs to the enclave which is controlled by the organization, and after the exit of tens of the families of ISIS members, where the non-Syrian persons have been transported to camps under the oversight of the Syria Democratic Forces, while the Syrian families were allowed to leave to other areas in Deir Ezzor province, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 10th of August 2018, what the sources have confirmed about the fact that the International Coalition Forces have brought more materiel to areas in Al-Hasakah province, where the controlled areas of the SDF are located, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the International Coalition has brought about 150 trucks carrying weapons, materiel, ammunition and vehicles to Al-Shaddadi Airbase which was sat up by the International Coalition Forces in the area which is located in the southern sector of Al-Hasakah countryside, where the sources, confirmed that the weapons have arrived in the past 24 hours, and these materiel were brought out in order to enlarge Al-Shaddadi Airbase by the International Coalition, and the reliable sources confirmed that the Coalition is focusing recently on enlarging Al-Shaddadi Airbase, despite the presence of other military bases and airbases such as al-Hool Base, Al-Bahra Base and other bases within the controlled areas of the SDF in Al-Hasakah province and the entire area of the east of the Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory also monitored in the past weeks that it monitored the arrival of large military reinforcements in the area of members, equipment, machines, and armored vehicles, to begin the process of controlling the enclave in the Desert of Deir Ezzor on the Syrian border with Iraq, to terminate the external contact of the organization and besiege it in the Syrian interior completely, also it came after stopping the control operation of the enclave of the “Islamic State” organization located at the east bank of Euphrates River, which consists of the towns of Hajin, al-Sousah, al-Shafa, and al-Baghuz and transferring the operation to the desert, also it was followed by the termination of ISIS presence by the Syria Democratic Forces at the end of June 2018, as dominant force in al-Hasaka Province, where the Syrian Observatory published back then that the the Syria Democratic Forces have completed their military operations in Al-Hasakah province, and managed to impose their control over the entire enclave used to be controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in the southern sector of the province, ending the presence of the organization completely as a dominating organization over Al-Hasakah province, where sweeping operation are being carried out to dismantle the landmines planted by the organization before its full withdrawal from the area, due to the violent offensive which started in early June 2018, and as a result of the shelling accompanied it as well as the International Coalition’s strikes, where US, French and Italian forces as well as forces of western countries, participated side by side with the SDF in the operation against the organization in the south of Al-Hasakah.

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