ISIS renews its attack on positions of the SDF at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River amid ongoing bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS renews its attack on positions of the SDF at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River amid ongoing bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a new attack by members of the “Islamic State” organization on positions of the Syria Democratic Forces at the outskirts of Hajin town within the organization’s enclave in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in a repeated attack for the second consecutive day after the organization’s attacks yesterday, Sunday, while the clashes are accompanied by ongoing aerial and rocket shelling, where the International Coalition warplanes are continuing to target ISIS positions and areas within the last enclave it controls on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, also the SDF are continuing their rocket strikes on the positions of the organization, the Coalition warplanes also bombed ISIS-held areas east of Al-Tank Oilfield, while the Coalition’s strikes on the organization’s controlled areas caused destruction to several shops and citizens’ property in Al-Sha’afah and Al-Susah, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the last enclave controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in the in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor on the east banks of Euphrates River; is witnessing continuous aerial and missile bombardments, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the International Coalition warplanes carrying out occasional airstrikes targeting sites and points of the organization in the area, in conjunction with rocket shelling carried out by the Syria Democratic Forces on places in the enclave, while preparations continue by the last mentioned to begin the major military operation that aim to end the “Islamic State” Organization in the area, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from reliable sources who confirmed that a column had entered about 72 hours from now to the contact area with the last enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization, and in the details obtained the Syrian Observatory: a column of Arab Forces of a Gulf country arrived at 6 a.m. and exited at 4 p.m. from the contact area with the Organization, at the east banks of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where vehicles different from the vehicles of the International Coalition were seen driven by Arabic-speaking drivers, and until now the reasons for the visit and its entere for the area were not known; whether it was a visit or preparations for an Arab participation in the military operations against the “Islamic State” Organization east of Euphrates, also the Syrian Observatory learned that a column of the International Coalition composed of a military car and 6 American Hummer vehicles entered at 4:00 a.m. Sunday the contract area; followed by the entry of a column of 11 similar vehicles to the front area, then followed by the exit of the column that entered at dawn, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the warplanes since 23:30 on Saturday night, the 17th of November until 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, bombing the enclave that is under the control of the “Islamic State” Organization, then they stopped bombing, but the warplanes resumed shelling from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and confirmed information about casualties in the ranks of ISIS in its last enclave east of Euphrates River.

The Syrian Observatory published hours ago that areas of the last enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization at the east bank of Euphrates River are witnessing renewed attack by the Organization against positions of the Syria Democratic Forces, on the outskirts of Hajin town at the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where violent clashes took place between both parties, and information about casualties in their ranks, these clashes come as the preparations continue to carry out the military operation by the Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces against the “Islamic State” Organization, in its last area of presence within its controlled enclave at the east of Euphrates, which has not begun yet, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory monitored the International Coalition warplanes carrying out a new massacre, which is the largest since the 10th of September 2018, the date of the start of the operation of the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces to end the presence of the “Islamic State” Organization in the area, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 43 people, they are: 17 children under the age of eighteen, 12 women, 7 youths and men, as well as 7 other people who were not known whether they were members of the “Islamic State” organization or not, and the reliable sources of the Syrian Observatory confirmed that the massacre took place at 3:30 am on Saturday, the 17th of November 2018, and lasted for about 10 minutes after targeting houses in the vicinity of a mosque in Abu al-Hasan village, which is located between the towns of Hajin and Sha’afah within the last enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization at the east banks of Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, followed by airstrikes at 7 am on today, Saturday, and information about casualties.

And with more casualties, it rises to 234 including 82 children and 57 citizen women (including 120 Syrian citizens including 50 children and 31 women of Syrian nationality), thus, which increased the number of people who were killed according to the 3 stages of the Coalition bombing, which was divided by the Syrian Observatory to 3 phases, the first of which is the first month of the military operation in which the Syria Democratic Forces and the Coalition advanced in the last enclave of the organization and controlled al-Baghuz, al-Susah, al-Shajla and parts of Hajin and the advanced in other outskirts and areas of the enclave, where Coalition airstrikes killed at least 5 Syrian civilians, and this first phase was from the 10th of September to the 10th of October 2018, while the second phase was from the 10th of October to the 28th of the same month, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the death of 47 civilians including 14 children and 7 women, including 15 Syrians including 8 children and 3 women, they were killed in airstrikes by the International Coalition warplanes which targeted at least 4 mosques, a Koranic school, and civilian homes, while the third stage represented by shelling by the International Coalition and killed 182 civilians including 68 children and 50 women, including 100 Syrian citizens including 42 children and 28 women, in several areas under the control of the “Islamic State” organization at the eastern bank of Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

The death toll escalated as the organization began its counterattacks with the first monthly anniversary of the military operation launched by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, and escalated more after both last mentioned lost all that they were able to control in their operation, while the Syrian Observatory for the Rights of Human military monitored movements by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition forces; on the contact areas with the enclave of the “Islamic State” on the east banks of Euphrates River, in preparation by the first mentioned to end what remained for the organization in the eastern Euphrates, as they brought more large military reinforcements to the vicinity of the enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the SDF brought about 1700 fighters in the last 24 hours from the areas of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), Manbij, and other areas under the control of SDF, where fighters of several factions of SDF were brought such as Jaysh al-Thowwar, the Kurdish Front brigade, and others, in addition to bringing members of the Internal security forces “Asayish”, as part of the continuous preparations by the Syria Democratic Forces to begin the grand ground military operation, which aims to end the presence of the Organization east of Euphrates.

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