المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The administrative border of Rif Damascus and al-Suwaidaa witnesses the continuation of clashes in Tlul al-Safa area between the regime forces and their allies against ISIS

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the shelling and clashes continue in areas in Tlul al-Safa area, located within the Rif Dimashq desert at the administrative border with al-Suwaidaa, between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, the Lebanese Hezbollah, and the Palestinian Liberation Party, against the “Islamic State” organization, as part of the continuous military operations by the regime forces and their allies in order to end the presence of the organization in that area and force it to surrender, where the clashes are accompanied by continuous shelling targeting sites of the Organization in Tlul al-Safa, and the Syrian Observatory published during the past hours that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the fighting is still continuing in Rif Dimashq Desert between the members of the “Islamic State” organization against the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities and the Lebanese Hezbollah, and the clashes are concentrated in Tlul Al-Safa area which is located at the administrative border of Rif Dimashq Desert with Al-Suwaidaa Desert, while the clashes were accompanied by exchange of targeting in the contact areas between the both parties, amid shelling by the regime forces on places of the rugged area of Tlul Al-Safa, while the clashes resulted in the fall of more human losses in the ranks of the both parties.

And with the fall of more human losses, it rose to 291, 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 147, 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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