المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Human casualties in al-Susah massacres in raids of the International Coalition increase to 63

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the increase of number of casualties, as a result of the bombing that was carried out by the International Coalition warplanes on al-Susah town in the last enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization on the eastern banks of Euphrates River, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: it rose to 63 at least, the number of people who were killed of civilians and members of the “Islamic State” Organization; who were killed on the 18th and 19th of October 2018, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 18 civilians of families of Iraqi members including 7 children and 4 citizen women, the number of people killed in the aerial bombardment that targeted a mosque and a house adjacent to it in al-Susah town on Thursday, the 18th of October 2018, in addition to 11 members of the Organization were killed in the same targeting, while 23 civilians including 3 children were killed, they are 6 Syrians and the rest of them are Iraqis on the 19th of October 2018, as a result of the strikes that targeted a Koranic school and surrounding houses in al-Susah town, while 11 ISIS members were killed in the same strikes, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.

Also the violent clashes continue between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition against members of the “Islamic State” organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in areas within the last enclave of the Organization in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, accompanied by ground and air exchange of shelling and targeting, and information about new casualties, after the Syrian Observatory published Saturday evening that areas in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor are witnessing continued violent clashes between the members of the “Islamic State” organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition, where the clashes are concentrated within ISIS last remaining enclave in the east of the Euphrates River, with exchange of counterattacks in the past few hours in an attempt by the organization to recover the areas it lost along 5 km in the past 48 hours from the front of Al-Baghuz to the front of Hajin, while the SDF try to maintain the areas they advanced into under a cover of intensive and violent aerial bombardment by the International Coalition’s warplanes, also the Coalition’s warplanes are continuing to target the controlled areas of the organization every now and then, amid information about the fall of more human losses in the ranks of the both parties

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