The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After shelling by tens of shells and raids, Coalition warplanes stop flying over parts of the last ISIS enclave with a significant decrease in the pace of clashes east of Euphrates

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the stop of bombings by the International Coalition on the eastern banks of Euphrates River, where the Syrian Observatory monitored intensive shelling by more than 50 shells, but after that the bombings stopped on the last enclave of the organization, along with the stop of aerial bombardment by warplanes of the International Coalition in the area, coincided with the decrease in pace of clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces against members of the “Islamic State” Organization in al-Bahra area, at the outskirts of the ISIS enclave. The stop of bombing and the decrease in the pace of the clashes come in the aftermath of the violent attack and clashes which took place in the vicinity and outskirts of al-Bahra area, after which the organization advanced trough detonations of its members for themselves with booby-trapped vehicles and explosives belts, and through an “infiltration” attack on SDF sites in the area, taking advantage of the bad weather, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of clashes at a violent pace between the Syria Democratic Forces against members of the “Islamic State” Organization, in areas at the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the clashes are concentrated in places at al-Bahra area which was attacked by the Organization, amid continued targeting of the area by warplanes of the International Coalition, and the continuation of targeting by SDF for the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas and positions, as each party tries to advance at the account of the other party, also the Syrian Observatory monitored the continuation of preparations for the military operation, of which the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition intent to begin in the coming days, to end the presence of the “Islamic State” Organization east of Euphrates, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the “Islamic State” Organization began a violent attack accompanied by ground and aerial bombardments, taking advantage of the bad weather conditions which caused casualties, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the “Islamic State” Organization began at 11 p.m. on Sunday, the 4th of October 2018, a violent attack on the Syria Democratic Forces in al-Bahra area near Hajin in the vicinity of the “Islamic State”-controlled enclave, taking advantage of the bad weather, heavy rains, and fog in the area, to carry out an attack that resulted in its advancement on the outskirts al-Bahra area and the retreat of the first lines of defensive of the Syria Democratic Forces, because the Syria Democratic Forces were not prepared for this kind of attack which suddenly occurred and continues until now, the sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Organization in its attack crossed the hill separating between areas of control of the Organization in Hajin; and between areas of control of the Syria Democratic Forces in al-Bahra, and the Organization attack began by detonating booby-trapped vehicles as well as detonating ISIS members for themselves suing explosive belts, in addition to the use of armored vehicles in the attack, and the clashes between SDF and the Organization are accompanied by intensive shelling by the International Coalition warplanes on the sites where ISIS advanced, while the Syrian Observatory monitored the entry of 10 American Hummer vehicles and 2 artilleries to al-Bahra area, to participate in the process of repelling the attack of the Organization in the area, while the Coalition’s warplanes did not succeed in targeting ISIS sites accurately due to the intensity of fog, while ISIS relies on light, medium machineguns, and the shoulder-mounted missile launchers.