المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In anticipation for the recent negotiations’ developments…Tulul Al-Safa at Al-Suwaidaa border witnesses an ongoing fighting in order to clamp down on the organization

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored cautious anticipation prevailing Al-Suwaidaa province, along with the continuation of the committees that are entrusted to solve the case of abductees and release the 27 kidnapped people held by the “Islamic State” organization, where the negotiations have not achieved any progress, and suspended at the process of replacing the names of female detainees, by the organization, in the registers presented by the regime authorities via the lines of communication and committees between them, and this anticipation is coincided with ongoing clashes between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in places in Tlul Al-Safa area at the administrative border of Rif Dimashq Desert with Al-Suwaidaa Desert, amid ongoing attempts by the regime forces to achieve further advancement in the area, and take the control of more spaces of it, and the Syrian Observatory monitored renewed shelling by the regime forces on the area amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas.

And the Syrian Observatory published 24 hours ago, that where it rose to at least 361, 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 189, 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 and a citizen woman were 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, and the SOHR published on Friday morning, that the clashes continue with varying frequency of violence in the in the desert of Rif Dimashq located at the administrative border with al-Suwaidaa, between the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the “Islamic State” Organization, accompanied by bombings and targeting, where the clash are concentrated in Tlul al-Safa area, which is the last of what remained for the Organization in the area, and information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday Thursday, that the clashes are still continuing fiercely between the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, within the area of Tlul Al-Safa, the last area left for the organization in Rif Dimashq Desert at the administrative border with Al-Suwaidaa Desert, where the violent clashes are accompanied by heavy shelling in ongoing attempts by the regime forces and their allies try to achieve new advancements to clamp down on the members of the organization even more, in order to force it surrender which in turn leads to end its presence in the area completely, while the organization which shows desperate efforts in defending its last stronghold, tends to carry out counterattacks every now and then, where the rugged geographical nature of the area helps it to set up ambushes and carry out counterattacks, while the Syrian Observatory documented the fall of more casualties and wounded as a result of the continued military operations there.

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