The organization attacks positions of the SDF once again east of Deir Ezzor, and more than 10 members in the ranks of both parties were killed and injured during the attack
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the “Islamic State” organization has executed 4 unidentified persons, where the execution was carried out at noon of today, Sunday the 9th of September 2018, in ISIS controlled areas in Al-Susah in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, the Syrian Observatory also monitored that the organization crucified the bodies at the junction of Al-Susah, while the identity of the persons and the accusations which they have been executed for, are still unknown so far, in the same context, the SOHR learned that a group of the organization of at least 10 members, attacked a position of the Syria Democratic Forces in the past 24 hours in Al-Baghuz village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and the attack resulted in the fall of casualties and wounded in the ranks of the both parties, where 5 members at least of the group of the organization were killed, while a fighter of the SDF was killed and 4 others were injured with varying severity, then the attackers escaped.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday, that the “Islamic State” organization is still continuing to carry out operations in revenge for losing the east of the Euphrates and the oil, and the organization concentrated its attacks against the Syria Democratic Forces, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the finding of 3 unidentified bodies, with marks of shooting at the head, in the north-eastern desert of Deir Ezzor, also unidentified gunmen believed to be cells of the organization, have shot a member of the SDF which resulted in the death of his wife as well as injuring him seriously, also a member of the SDF who is descended from Al-Sabha village in Deir Ezzor countryside, was killed as a result of an attack by members of the organization on areas in the vicinity of Al-Omar Oilfield, while the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that gunmen believed to be ISIS cells have hijacked 2 vehicles of the Self-Defense Forces who operate as conscription service forces within Syria Democratic Forces, the sources added that both cars were hijacked on the road between al-Busayrah area and Jdaydet Ekydat area and they were carrying several members and some logistic materials, this comes as part of the revenge operations promised by the Organization and its cells against the Syria Democratic Forces and the regime forces east and west of Euphrates, which carry out assassinations, attempted killings, and bombings and cause chaos within the areas of control of both parties, in retaliation for its loss of the east of Euphrates and its areas of presence in most of Deir Ezzor Province.
And the SOHR published on the 31st of August 2018, the information it obtained from several reliable sources, confirming that tens of volunteers east of Euphrates have left the ranks of the forces working in conscription within the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: tens of volunteers in the Self-Defense Forces which consists of forcibly recruited forces, volunteer, and administrators have voided their contracts with these forces, fearing retaliation by the ISIS-affiliated cells, which began with leaflets distributed in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, on the 19th of August 2018 in al-Zerr village east of Deir Ezzor, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the people who volunteered in the self-defense duty and worked on different tasks, with a contract of 23 months and a salary of 115,000 Syrian pounds, in exchange for dismissing some of them at the same time of the self-defense duty, have voided their contracts and stayed in their homes, fearing assassination by the “Islamic State” organization, which threatened the regime and its loyal gunmen and the Syria Democratic Forces, to “take revenge” of them and all who deal with them especially in the oil business, the Syrian Observatory also published on Friday morning, the 31st of August 2018 that the “Islamic State” organization distributing leaflets inside a village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, as part of movements of these cells in areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: members of ISIS cells hanged leaflets in al-Sabha village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, threatening to “Qisas ” of all dealers with Syria Democratic Forces and the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in the oil field, in a renew of threat operations by the organization by the same way in the last 2 weeks, while reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the countryside of Deir Ezzor is witnessing a large presence of former members of the “Islamic State” organization, some of whom claimed that they retired fighting and left the organization, and then returned to deal with the organization as “sleeper cells”, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also monitored during the past days that the “Islamic State” Organization continues through its cells east of Euphrates River carrying out more reprisal operations, “in retaliation for the loss of oil and the east of Euphrates”, where the sources confirmed that the organization and since its distribution of leaflets in cities and towns controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor; has been carrying out sporadic bombings, shootings, and attacks in scattered areas east of Euphrates, like assassination attempts against members of the Syria Democratic Forces and the Self-Defense Forces, and those who cooperate with and deal with the Syria Democratic Forces in the oil trade, where the retaliations were attacks on shops, cafes, cigarette shops, and clothing shops, and the local sources of the Syrian Observatory confirmed that members of the sleeper cells of the Organization are planting the organization’s banners and flags in towns and villages in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, and in order for the banner to be planted for as long as possible with the purpose of “angering the people”, ISIS mines the banners so that the citizens cannot approach them until they are dismantled by Syria Democratic Forces, ISIS also targets by using shoulder-mounted missiles, also the Syrian Observatory also published on the 21st of August 2018, that the organization is moving through its sleeper cells in cities, towns and villages controlled by the SDF, through leaflets threatening and warning against dealing with the regime or SDF, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that unidentified gunmen, of the cells of the “Islamic State” organization, sticking leaflets in Al-Busayrah town which is located in the east of the Euphrates River, in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, warning against dealing with “the Nusayry regime and atheist Kurds”, and the circulation which was stuck on walls in Al-Busayrah, warned those who deal with them, that “they will be punished”, and this is the second incident within the organization’s avenge in the east of the Euphrates River, after its control in Deir Ezzor province was confined in an enclave located on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River, and in scattered enclaves in Deir Ezzor Desert, and the Syrian Observatory published two days ago, that it monitored the “Islamic State” organization distributing paper leaflets and sticking them in al-Zerr village under the control of the Syria Democratic Forces east of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the leaflets bear a circulation from the organization in “al-Khair State”, it says:
“” We all know that the oil wells that are under the power of the Caliphate or are in their close proximity are the property of the Islamic State and their incomes go to all Muslims, therefore, those who dare to steal or fight who are in charge of them by force shall be sorry, and they will be dealt with in a powerful and firm manner in accordance with the Sharia of the Lord of the World, and those who were seduced by the devil and become one of the slaves of the atheist Kurds guarding their wells with arms and contributing to the development of their economy; we believe that it is a form of the blasphemy-leading loyalty and we will kill whomever we can of them, so we recommend repentance and return to ALLAH, before the regret becomes useless.”, and this threat came in the wake of the retreats by the “Islamic State” organization in the eastern Euphrates, where the organization only controls an enclave stretching from Hajin to al-Baghuz on the eastern banks of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, also the organization still remain as sleeper cells in a separate areas in the countryside Deir Ezzor and its Desert west of Euphrates.