The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Recovering more civilian casualties and the killing of other fighters raise to 51, the number of casualties in the last 24 hours in eastern Euphrates

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the numbers of casualties continue to rise on the eastern banks of Euphrates River, as a result of the death of more fighters and due to finding more bodies, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the increase of number of people killed in the massacre carried out by the International Coalition warplanes yesterday in Sha’afah town east of Deir Ezzor, to at least 19 people, they are 5 fighters of the Organization and 14 civilians including 5 children and 3 women, where bodies were recovered from under the ruins of destruction caused by the Coalition’s bombardment, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, and with more casualties it rose to 248 including 87 children and 60 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 196 civilians including 73 children and 53 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.

Also, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2 members of the Syria Democratic Forces, raising to 20 at least, the number of fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces, who were killed since the 23rd of November 2018, in the detonations and attacks of the organization this dawn on their positions and points in areas in Al-Bahra, Hajin and Al-Sha’afah in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, raising to at least 29, the number of members of the SDF who were killed since Tuesday, the 20th of November 2018, during targeting and clashes against the organization, at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and the Syrian Observatory has documented the death of 12 members of the organization who were killed in today’s attacks, raising to at least 65, the number of ISIS members who were killed in the past 72 hours since Tuesday, during airstrikes of the International Coalition and clashes against SDF, and in turn it rose to 690, the numbers of fighters of the “Islamic State” organization who were killed in the bombing, clashes, shelling, and raids within the last enclave of the Organization since the 10th of September 2018.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also monitored this morning, Saturday, the 24th of November 2018, the International Coalition warplanes flying over the eastern part of Deir Ezzor countryside, and carting out airstrikes targeting areas within the last ISIS enclave, which is still under control of the “Islamic State” Organization on the east banks of Euphrates River, also the airstrikes come in conjunction with missile strikes carried out by the Syria Democratic Forces targeting areas controlled by the Organization, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that a new attack by the “Islamic State” Organization took place at dawn on Friday, the 23rd November 2018, where the Organization attacked starting by detonating a booby-trapped vehicle in al-Bahra front near Hajin town, in conjunction with attack on the areas of Hajin and al-Shafa, after which clashes took place between ISIS members against fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces; in the contact areas and the points attacked by the Organization, reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Organization managed to advance in at least 3 points in the area that is near the base of the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces, and the clashes were accompanied by exchange of targeting in the clash areas, amid the flight of the International Coalition warplanes over the area and targeting sites of Organization in the area.