The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After the fiercest battles on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River…fighting continues between the SDF against the organization and the latter seeks for further advancement and inflicting more human losses

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continued violent fighting, between the Syria Democratic Forces against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the vicinity and outskirts of the enclave controlled by the organization, on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, amid information about the fall of more human losses in the ranks of the both parties, where the organization is trying to inflict more human losses and achieve further advancement into more areas of those it lost earlier, while the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that it monitored that the number of casualties in the ranks of the Syria Democratic Forces has escalated, as a result of the recovery of more bodies and the death of more fighters affected by the injury they had due to the fiercest attack of the “Islamic State” organization in the enclave it controls on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where the SOHR monitored that the death toll has increased to 68 fighters at least of the SDF including a commander, while the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of more than 100 injured cases who were injured with varying severity, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the attack forced the Self-Defense Forces operating in the side of the SDF, to withdraw from their positions on the Syrian – Iraqi border, as well as the withdrawal of the fighters from the rest parts of Al-Susah and Al-Baghuz towns, thus, the organization managed to advance and regain the control of the entire 2 towns, after violent clashes, and the SOHR learned that the support of the Special Forces of the SDF that came from Al-Shaddadi and those coming from Al-Tabqa, returned to their positions in the south of Al-Hasakah and the west of Al-Raqqah, after this fierce attack.

The Syrian Observatory learned from reliable sources that the “Islamic State” organization used women and children of the “Caliphate Cubs”, in its fierce attack, where reliable sources through fighters in the SDF, confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they have never seen such horrible attack, where the attack was carried out by more than 200 fighters, and women were used as snipers of the organization, and in Al-Susah town, the Syrian Observatory learned that the organization followed a plan to locate the positions of the Syria Democratic Forces in order to attack them directly, through making a woman of the organization to went out in the town and shouting the name “Sarah”, and when the members of the SDF heard her, they tried to went out to help her, but they were surprised with the organization attacking the posts of the SDF directly, the organization also depended on attacking by vehicles that came from tunnels they dug earlier, and in some clashes the distance between the both conflicting parties was only a few meters, the reliable sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that 15 US Hummer vehicles of the International Coalition, have entered the front lines, after they were absent for a whole day, where the vehicle have abstained from the entry since yesterday, while no targeting operations to the fronts, the contact lines or the clash areas have been monitored since the sunset of yesterday, the Syrian Observatory also documented the death of more than 24 ISIS fighters, who were killed in the same clashes which have been continuing since Friday the 26th of October 2018, and with the fall of more human losses, it rose to 234, the number of casualties of the “Islamic State” organization, while it rose to 188, the number of the members of the Syria Democratic Forces, who were all killed since the start of sandstorms on the 10th of October 2018, which the organization exploited in carrying out intensive and violent attacks, and until today, raising in turn the number of people who have been killed and executed since the 10th of September 2018 to 843, they are: 278 at least, one of them was a field commander of Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces, the members of the SDF who were killed in clash against ISIS, and at least 496 fighters and commanders of the “Islamic State” Organization, they were killed in the clashes and the strikes of the International Coalition and SDF since the start of the military operations on the 10th of September 2018, and the death toll is expected to increase as there is information about other human losses and the presence of injured cases in serious conditions, as well as 15 persons including 10 members of the SDF were executed by the organization, and 2 girls who were killed in shelling by SDF on the ISIS-enclave, and 5 citizens were killed in bombing by the International Coalition on the same enclave, in addition to 49 civilians including 10 children and 4 citizen women, were killed in airstrikes by the International Coalition on a mosque and Koranic institute in al-Susah town within ISIS-enclave at the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the majority of whom are Iraqi nationals including families of members of the “Islamic State” organization.