Rocket shelling by the International Coalition targets ISIS last enclave in the east of the Euphrates in conjunction with clashes between SDF against the organization • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Rocket shelling by the International Coalition targets ISIS last enclave in the east of the Euphrates in conjunction with clashes between SDF against the organization

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored shelling by the International Coalition Forces by 6 missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, targeting the controlled areas of the “Islamic State” organization on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, the Syrian Observatory also monitored ongoing violent clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition against the members of the “Islamic State” organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in areas in ISIS last enclave east of the Euphrates, where the clashes are concentrated in the vicinity of Al-Shajlah area which is adjacent to Al-Baghuz and in the vicinity of Al-Susah town, within the efforts of SDF to achieve advancement in the area and decrease the organization’s scope of control, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas, and information about more human losses in the ranks of the both parties, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of hundreds of fighters who were killed in shelling and clashes since the 10th of September 2018 until the morning of today, the 27th of the same month, where at least 98 members were killed of the Syria Democratic Forces, one of whom has served as a field commander in Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces-, while it rose to at least 173, the number of members of the organization who were killed in these clashes, while the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of information about other casualties as well as the presence of injured cases in serious conditions.

The reliable sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that forces of Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces, are positioned in the first lines facing the “Islamic State” organization after the withdrawal of YPG and replacing them by al-Sh’aytat fighters; and then the withdrawal of the last mentioned and the position of Deir Ezzor Military Council in the area, of which the Organization intensely planted with mines, where the Organization deliberately planted laser mines that strained the advancing forces and caused significant casualties, where the sources confirmed that the mines, their sensitivity, and intensity in the last enclave of the Organization, have injured tens of fighters with varying severity and amputations, also the “Islamic State” organization is relying on the tunnel tactic, where fighters confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they -in several repeated cases- had advanced in areas in the ISIS-enclave east of Euphrates, to be surprised by members of the organization attacking them from the back lines of SDF members who advanced in the area, where ISIS members infiltrate through tunnels to the rear lines of the Syria Democratic Forces, which constituted a state of apprehension of any advancing in the area, and increased the carefulness of the attacking forces supported by the International Coalition during any attack, also the targeting operations which is carried out by the organization is carried out through very small groups of snipers and guided shoulder-mounted missiles, targeting the Syria Democratic Forces and the advancing members and paralyzing their advancement and stopping it for as long as possible, also, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources, that members of the “Islamic State” organization have infiltrated from the last enclave of the Organization east of Euphrates; to its west banks, where the regime forces, the Iranian forces, and their loyal gunmen are controlling the area, where they were monitored and tolerated by the International Coalition Forces who are attacking the last enclave of the Organization.

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