المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tlul al-Safa area on the border of deserts of al-Suwaidaa and Rif Dimashq witnesses the continuation of violent battles between ISIS against the regime and its allies

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the violent clashes continue in the administrative border area between the deserts of Rif Dimashq and al-Suwaidaa, which is about 50 km away of al-Tanf base of the International Coalition, between the “Islamic State” organization against the regime forces supported by their loyal gunmen, the Lebanese Hezbollah, and Hizb al-Tahrir al-Filastini (the Palestine Liberation Party), where the clashes are concentrated in Tlul al-Safa area, the last area controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in the desert at the border between Rif Dimashq and al-Suwaidaa, in which the regime forces and their allies want to end ISIS presence; through continuous attacks supported by aerial and missile shelling on the area from time to time, and the continued military operations have left more casualties in the ranks of both parties, where the Syrian Observatory published during the past hours that  the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of escalated resentment among the civilians and gunmen of al-Suwaidaa province, against the indefinite procrastination by authorities of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and the Russian Forces on the Syrian territory in the release of abductees of al-Suwaidaa Province, where they have been kidnapped by the “Islamic State” organization since the 25th of July 2018, and the Syrian Observatory monitored a State of discontent; where the protesters in al-Suwaidaa expressed their resentment during the past 24 hours on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the deadliest and most violent attack and the abduction that took place in al-Suwaidaa Province, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the sit-in; in which the civilians spoke:

“It is not difficult to know the place of abductees, the whole regime, the Russians, and Iranians are the first people responsible for this kidnapping and for the lives of the abductees, and where our women are is known, and we are sure that they are in one of the security branches or in the western sector of Daraa countryside, and the regime moved ISIS Organization from Yarmouk Camp to al-Suwaidaa Desert on board of airconditioned buses to be a scarecrow for the people of al-Suwaidaa, we are al-Suwaidaa people if we erupt we will ruin the world, and we will tear down the security branches if they want to transfer ISIS fighters to get them into al-Suwaidaa and wreak havoc, and every member of the organization came with a rifle and a magazine; who financed them and where did the weapon come from?! the regime is the one who financed them and brought them to strike al-Suwaidaa and the blood shed of al-Suwaidaa people are on the regime”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published 2 days ago that The violent clashes resulted in the fall of more casualties in the ranks of the both parties, where a Staff Brigadier General who is the commander of Sa’ka Battalion in Jaysh Al-Tahrir Al-Filastini, was killed with 4 other members at least of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, as well as the killing of at least 8 members of the organization in the clashes and exchange of shelling in Tlul Al-Safa area, as the military operations in both deserts of Rif Dimashq and Al-Suwaidaa have completed today, Tuesday the 25th of September 2018, their 2nd month, and the clashes also resulted in the fall of more wounded, raising to 288, the number of ISIS members who have been killed in the bombings, shelling and clashes since the 25th of July 2018, while it rose to at least 145, the number of members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them who were killed in the same period, including members of the Lebanese Hezbollah among them a Lebanese commander as well as officers of the regime forces with varying ranks the highest of which are Major Generals, and the clashes also resulted in the injury of hundreds others with varying severity, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of about 142 citizens including 38 women and children, who were executed or shot by the “Islamic State” organization, 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.

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