المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Death toll of Al-Bokamal – al-Mayadin Road and south of Deir Ezzor Airbase rises to more than 20 of regime’s loyal gunmen and ISIS in the attack of ISIS

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the death toll continues to rise in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, as a result of the sudden and violent attack by the “Islamic State” Organization on sites of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities west of Euphrates River, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the rise in death toll of regime’s loyal gunmen to at least 13, and the Syrian Observatory documented the death of at least 8 members of the organization, also caused the clashes that took place in the area between al-Mayadin city and al-Dwayr Desert and in al-Tim Oilfield area south of Deir Ezzor airbase; has injured several other of both parties, where the Organization seeks to inflict the largest possible number of casualties in the ranks of the regime forces and its Syrian and non-Syrian allies.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was monitoring last night, the 1st of September 2018, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the pace of fighting decreased in the front which is stretched from Al-Mayadin city to al-Dwayr Desert, in the west of the Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and in the area of Al-Taim Oilfield which is located in the south of Deir Ezzor city and at a distance of about 12 km away from its military airbase, where the SOHR monitored the fall of casualties as a result of the violent shelling and clashes which took place in the area, between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, where the SOHR documented the death of 9 members at least of the gunmen loyal to the regime, and information about more human losses in their ranks, as well as other casualties in the ranks of ISIS members, where the clashes were accompanied by bombardment by warplanes on the organization’s areas of presence, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored in the past 24 hours, that the “Islamic State” Organization attacked sites of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in the deserts of al-Asharah and al-Quriyah in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor last night, Friday the 31st of August 2018, after which violent clashes took place between both parties along with exchange of targeting, and information about casualties and injuries in the ranks of both parties, and the Syrian Observatory published 2 days ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent clashes in areas in the desert of Al-Asharah, Sbikhan and al-Dwayr in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, between the “Islamic State” organization against the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, in an attack by the former on positions of the latter in the area, accompanied by exchange of targeting between the both parties.

The Syrian Observatory also monitored in the recent days, that Deir Ezzor Province is witnessing triple movements in both of its sections east and west of Euphrates River, these movements are carried out by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition in the east of Euphrates River, the regime forces and their allies of Syrians and non-Syrians nationalities in the west of Euphrates River, and, the “Islamic State” organization which moves on both bank and in the eastern countryside east and west of Euphrates River, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored during the past hours and days the regime forces sending military reinforcements from al-Mayadin city -the former capital of “al-Khayr State”- towards al-Bokamal International road known as the road of Tehran – Beirut, and sending reinforcements of hundreds of troops, machinery, weapons, and ammunition to areas opposite to ISIS enclave east of Euphrates, where the regime forces seek through this move to strengthen and fortify their fronts against the attacks of the organization that happen every now and then, and with this move by the regime forces on the west banks of Euphrates River; the Syria Democratic Forces are redeploying and fortifying their positions and points of presence along the enclave controlled by the “Islamic State” organization on the east bank of Euphrates, which includes Hajin, al-Sousah, al-Shafa, and al-Baghuz, where the International Coalition has prepared major preparations of machines, equipment, and soldiers, also the Syria Democratic Forces have brought military reinforcements to the area in preparation for the last attack against ISIS, to end its presence in the eastern bank of Euphrates as a dominant organization, although ISIS continues to carry out attacks by its members or groups, by targeting oil wells and oilfields, trying to disperse the Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces, while the “Islamic State” organization is moving in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor east and west of Euphrates, where ISIS is occasionally carrying out attacks against the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities along the west bank of Euphrates River, along with attacks that target deserts of cities and towns of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the most important of which were the 2 attacks, one of which took place in August 2018 which targeted al-Tim oilfield near Deir Ezzor Airbase, and the other one was carried out in June 2018 when ISIS targeted 100-km front.

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