المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

90 kidnapped women await the organization’s sentence in the east of the Euphrates along with the ongoing violent clashes for the 5th consecutive day between the conflicting parties

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the violent clashes are continuing between the members of the “Islamic State” organization against the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition, in ISIS last enclave at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River in an attempt by the SDF to take the control of the area and end the presence of the organization in it, while the organization fights desperately to defend its last presence, along with the overflight of the International Coalition’s warplanes over the area, where they carried out several strikes on areas in Hajin town, and these clashes are coincided with the escalated fears over the lives of the 130 families that include more than 90 women, who were kidnapped by the organization from Al-Bahra Camp in the vicinity of the enclave it controls east of the Euphrates, where there are fears of carrying out mass or individual executions against them, by the organization, which executed 10 members of the SDF 2 days ago, of those who were captured during the battles that took place in the past 4 days.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published last night, that it monitored continued violent clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, where the clashes are concentrated in the areas of Al-Susah, Hajin and Al-Baghuz, in ISIS last enclave at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, as well as heavy shelling by the SDF on the controlled areas of the organization and its positions in Hajin, Abo Al-Hasan, Al-Susah and other areas within ISIS last enclave, along with the overflight of the International Coalition’s warplanes over the area, amid information about the fall of more human losses in the ranks of the both parties, as a result of the ongoing attempts by the SDF special groups to advance, decrease ISIS scope of control and regain the control of the remaining posts that the organization recovered during its counterattack in the past 3 days, while the SOHR documented more human losses in the ranks of the both parties, where it rose to 57 at least, the number of members and fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces, while at least 74 of ISIS members have been killed, including 11 suicidal bombers blew themselves up using explosive belts, and more than 150 were injured of both sides, in addition to 10 people the Organization executed within the enclave it controls, thus, it rose to at least 339, the number of ISIS members who were killed in the ongoing clashes and the Coalition’s strikes, while 196 members at least have been killed of the Syria Democratic Forces since the start of military operations on the 10th of September 2018, one of whom has served as a field commander in Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces, 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 Syrian Observatory also documented the death of 7 citizens they are: 2 child girls were killed in shelling by the SDF on ISIS enclave, and the rest were killed in shelling by the International Coalition on the same enclave.

Intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that forces of Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces; are positioning in the first lines in the confrontation of the “Islamic State” Organization, after the withdrawal of YPG and replacing them by al-Sh’aytat and then the withdrawal of the latter, and that’s when Deir Ezzor Military Council positioned on the contact lines with the ISIS-controlled enclave, which planted the enclave with mines intensely, including the laser mines that strained the attacking and advancing forces and caused significant casualties, where the sources confirmed that the mines and their sensitivity and intensity in the last enclave of the Organization have injuring tens of fighters of varying severity and caused amputations for some of them, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources that tens of members of the “Islamic State” Organization have infiltrated from the last enclave of ISIS east of Euphrates to the western bank of the river, where the areas there are controlled by the regime forces, the Iranian forces, and their loyal gunmen, and that they are monitored and tolerated by the International Coalition Forces who are attacking the last enclave of the Organization, while the Syrian Observatory monitored the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition transferring tens of people and families to al-Bahra camp, which consists of tens of tents in the countryside of the Hajin town, which was established by SDF and the Coalition to accommodate the displaced families and families of members of the “Islamic State” Organization, where it is expected for the displaced people to be accommodated in the camp in the next few days, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from reliable sources who confirmed that more than 100 members of the internal Kurdish security forces “Asayish”; went to Hajin town and around it; to hold the control of points in the area after the advancement of the Syria Democratic Forces there.

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