ISIS continues its second round of attack at the eastern banks of Euphrates River, exploiting the continuous poor weather conditions to achieve its goals
Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the “Islamic State” organization continues its violent attacks on sites of the Syria Democratic forces supported by the International Coalition in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, within the last enclave controlled by the Organization in the area, where the violent clashes continue between both parties, in the second round of the most violent attacks in less than a week, carried out by the organization taking advantage of the continued bad weather conditions and the second sandstorm, where the organization seeks to inflict as much possible material damage and casualties in the ranks of Syria Democratic Forces, in addition to controlling more sites to maintain its presence in the last enclave at the eastern Euphrates, while the Syria Democratic Forces continue their attempts to repel the attacks with land and air support by the International Coalition, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday evening, that the violent clashes are still continuing in the areas of Hajin, Al-Sha’afa, Al-Susah and other areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition against the members of the “Islamic State” organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, as a part of the ongoing second counterattack of kind by members of the organization exploiting the bad weather in the area, while the SDF are trying to absorb the attacks and expel them with the help and support of the International Coalition’s warplanes which target the area every now and then, while the clashes and ongoing shelling left more human losses in the ranks of the both parties, and this second attack comes after the organization’s most violent attack which it launched on the dawn of Wednesday the 10th of October 2018.
And the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that it monitored that the “Islamic State” organization with its cells, launched a new attack exploiting the bad weather in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and the second sand storm, which the organization exploited in order to carry out a new attack after the fiercest and most violent attack in the area on the 10th of October 2018, and reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that violent clashes are taking place between the Syria Democratic Forces against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the vicinity and outskirts of the last enclave controlled by the organization, in conjunction with an attack by ISIS cells on the road between the contact lines and the area of the oilfields in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and blocked the roads to the fronts, where the SDF transported its operation room from the area of Al-Tank Oilfield to the area of Al-Qal’a near Al-Baghuz area east of the Euphrates, but they were not able to reach the latter area due to the road blocking.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also learned that the SDF have drawn all the vehicle of the displaced people of Al-Bahra Camp and lodged them in one of their departments until the release of the abductees held by the organization, in the enclave it controls in the east of the Euphrates, while the SOHR monitored a column of the International Coalition of 15 Hummer vehicles, heading towards the battle fronts and contact lines with the organization in the enclave which is located at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the military operation on the east bank of Euphrates River in the countryside of Deir Ezzor province; has entered its sixth consecutive week with continuous fighting, renewed shelling, and continuous reinforcements, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation clashes at a varying rate of violence between the Syria Democratic Forces against members of the “Islamic State” Organization, on the outskirts of the ISIS-controlled enclave at the east bank of Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory monitored the clashes concentrating in areas of Hajin, al-Baghuz, and al-Susah, amid continuous advancement attempts but delayed by SDF fearing new counterattacks by tunnels or the explosion of mines planted by ISIS in the area, and the clashes are accompanied by artillery and missile shelling by the Syria Democratic Forces and the Coalition on the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas and positions.
The Syrian Observatory published yesterday Sunday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of military operations and reinforcing the fronts and contact lines with the “Islamic State” organization with equipment, ammunition, and shells, on the outskirts and perimeter of the enclave under its control at the east banks of Euphrates River, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the movement of 28 American Hummer vehicles with 6 military vehicles to and from the contact lines with the “Islamic State” Organization, in conjunction with the continuation of artillery and missile shelling by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition on the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the shelling continues as the clashes continue at a varying pace with violence between the Syria Democratic Forces and members of the “Islamic State” organization in the areas of Hajin, al-Sousah, and Baghuz, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas, while reliable sources confirmed that a the explosion of mines in members of the Syria Democratic Forces killed 6 of them, also the sources confirmed that ISIS cells had exploited the sandstorm in recent days, exploited the military operations of Syria Democratic Forces and the Coalition against it, and planted improvised explosive devices on different main and sub-roads in the rear lines of the fronts, and in roads used by civilians, military personnel, and media teams, to inflict as many casualties as possible even after the clashes stop, and reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the organization is conducting investigations with the 130 families it kidnapped from al-Bahra camp in the vicinity of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, while the Syrian Observatory received reliable information that negotiations are underway on the release of abductees kidnapped by ISIS, in exchange of its receive of food and medical supplies, also the information talked about the rejection of the offer by the International Coalition.