المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Clashes of Tlul al-Safa in a week of its escalating kill 81 of the regime forces, “reconciliation” factions, their allies, and ISIS members

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the violent clashes continue in areas in Rif Dimashq at the administrative border with al-Suwaidaa countryside, between the “Islamic State” organization -which is trying to maintain its existence- against the regime forces supported by gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities and the “reconciliation” factions, in the context of the continuous military operations by the regime forces and their allies in order to end the presence of the organization in the area, where the regime forces were abler in the past 2 days to achieve new advancement with intensive missile support, after the clash of attrition between both parties in the past days at the rugged terrain area of Tlul al-Safa, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored more human casualties in the ranks of both parties, where it rose to 9 including at least 6 of the “reconciliation” factions, the number of casualties of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them who were killed during the recent advancement at the expense of the organization in the area, also 14 members of the “Islamic State” Organization were killed in the same attacks.

And with the fall of more casualties it rose to 37 at least including 29 of the “reconciliation” factions, the number of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them who were killed in a week of clashes since the 10th of November 2018 until the 17th of November 2018, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights doc the death of 44 member of the “Islamic State” organization at least, raising to at least 245, the number of members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them who were killed in the bombings, shelling and clashes since the 25th of July 2018, including members of the Lebanese Hezbollah among them a Lebanese commander as well as officers of the regime forces with varying ranks the highest of which are Major Generals, also it rose to 425 at least, the number of ISIS members who were killed in the bombing, shelling and clashes since the 25th of July 2018, and the clashes also resulted in the injury of hundreds others with varying severity.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Tuesday that  areas in the desert of Rif Dimashq at the administrative border with al-Suwaidaa countryside; are witnessing the continuation of military operations of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in addition to the factions of the “reconciliation”, at the expense of the “Islamic State” Organization, where the violent clashes continue between both parties and concentrated within Tlul al-Safa, where the regime forces and their allies seek to go deeper into the area and control more sites and points, in order to end the presence of the organization in the area, while the organization is desperately trying to repel the attacks and hold its positions in its last enclave in the area, and occasionally it carries out ambushes and counterattacks against the regime forces and their allies, also the violent clashes are accompanied by continuous aerial and missile shelling targeting the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that violent clashes are continuing between the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the members of the regime forces, at the administrative border between the provinces of Al-Suwaidaa and Rif Dimashq, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent fighting which resulted in advancement achieved by the regime forces in the area under a cover of heavy artillery and rocket shelling, where the regime forces managed to advance at the expense of the organization into the rugged area of Tlul Al-Safa, while the advancements, clashes and shelling resulted in the death of 14 ISIS members in addition to the death of 6 members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, and the regime’s advancement in the southern part of Tlul Al-Safa area, enabled it to clamp down on the organization and decreased its scope of control, within the attempt by the regime forces with the Russian-backed 5th Corps and their allied military powers, to end the presence of the organization in the area after the process of handing over the abductees has been completed.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 9th of November 2018, that it has obtained information from intersected sources, who confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that 3 of al-Suwaidaa abductees (2 children and a woman) died before the abductees were handed over to the Syrian regime in the eastern desert of al-Sokhna, where the body of the woman is still missing but the bodies of both children were brought, raising to 6 people (2 children, a boy and 3 citizen women), the number of abductees who died and executed by the “Islamic State” Organization and during the detention period, which began on the 25th of July 2018. Reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the discontent is mixed with happiness of al-Suwaidaa people for the return of abductees, and this resentment comes against the backdrop of the death of the 6 abductees; amid regime’s carelessness and its attempt to promote a “victory” by promoting that a military operation released the kidnapped people, at a time where the people are questioning the ways in which the kidnapped people were transported for hundreds of kilometers across the desert; while Tlul al-Safa area is still besieged by the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities.

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