The east of the Euphrates witnesses the end of about 48 hours of the most violent fighting after more than 130 fighters of the SDF and the organization were killed in fierce battles • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The east of the Euphrates witnesses the end of about 48 hours of the most violent fighting after more than 130 fighters of the SDF and the organization were killed in fierce battles

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Syria Democratic Forces managed to regain the control of the positions and points into which the organization advanced, at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, and in the vicinity of Al-Tank Oilfield, after they managed to recover the areas they lost in Al-Bahra, for the “Islamic State” organization, during the clashes which took place on Friday the 23rd of November 2018, and the Syrian observatory for Human Rights monitored large number of casualties in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor in the past 48 hours, whether inside ISIS last enclave stretched from Hajin to the Syrian – Iraqi border, along the border strip with the Euphrates River, or in its vicinity, as a result of the violent clashes and the heavy shelling that accompanied them.

The Syrian Observatory monitored that it rose to 53, the number of casualties in the ranks of the organization, while it rose to 79 at least, the number of members of the SDF who were killed in the bombing, clashes, shelling, and raids within the last enclave of the Organization east of the Euphrates River, as well as the capturing of more than 18 fighters of the SDF by the organization, in addition to executing another fighter captured by the organization, where this toll is the largest one of fighters killed in a single battle, where this battle is the most violent one since the organization managed on the 28th of October 2018, to restore all of the areas it lost in its enclave during the military operation by the SDF and the International Coalition, which was launched on the 10th of September 2018, thus, it rose to 731, 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, and it rose to 439, the number of SDF members killed since the 10th of September 2018.

The Syrian Observatory also documented the death of 17 including 5 children and 3 citizen women, the number of people who were killed within 24 hours of bombardment targeted al-Shafa and other areas of the Organization enclave, raising to 251 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 199 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.