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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 90 were killed the largest death toll on the east banks of Euphrates since ISIS restored its loss late October

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information about the details of the attacks carried out by the “Islamic State” organization in the vicinity of the enclave under its control, at the east banks of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the “Islamic State” organization at 4 a.m. on the 24th of November 2018 attacked going around the front lines of the Syria Democratic Forces, and headed towards al-Tank oilfield, where there is a military base for the Syria Democratic Forces and advisors from the International Coalition. The attack caused SDF members to withdraw from the area and retreat to al-Tank oilfield, and the reliable sources of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that the organization attacked in large numbers reached more than 500 fighters, the majority of whom were riding motorcycles and armored vehicles, where organization groups closed the roads leading to the front around its last enclave east of Euphrates, and violent clashes took place between SDF and ISIS, while the International Coalition inside the Tank field positioned in 2 groups and began artillery shelling, where they launched more than 210 shells, amid the absence of warplanes for hours due to the exploitation of the bad weather and heavy fog by the “Islamic State” organization.

In the same context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that SDF were able in the attack on the nearby area of al-Bahra in the vicinity of the last enclave of ISIS on the east banks of Euphrates river; SDF managed to regain control of sites and points they lost in the sea, which were attacked by ISIS via its groups trying to control them and advance in several locations and points, where the clashes between both parties were accompanied by intense exchange of targeting in the area between fighters of both parties, and in Gharanij town; the Syrian Observatory monitored clashes between cells of the “Islamic State” organization against members of the Syria Democratic Forces, causing an a displacement movement in Gharanij and al-Bahra area, monitored by the Observatory through a video footage.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented in the last 24 hours the killing of at least 39 members of the “Islamic State” organization, while at least 47 fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces were killed in the shelling, clashes, and explosions in the areas in the vicinity of the ISIS-controlled enclave east of Euphrates River, as well as confirmed information about the capturing several SDF members, which is the highest death toll of fighters within 24 hours since the “Islamic State” organization was able on the 28th of October 2018, to regain control of all what it lost in its enclave during the military operation of the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, which began on the 10th of September 2018, raising to 717, the number of fighters of the “Islamic State” organization who were killed in shelling, clashes, bombings, and raids within the enclave of the organization since the 10th of September 2018, also it rose to about 405, the number members of the Syria Democratic Forces who were killed since the 10th of September 2018.

Also, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of at least 17 civilians including 5 children and 3 women, they were killed during about 24 hours of the shelling that targeted al-Shafa and other ISIS-controlled areas, 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.

A video by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights shows the displacement in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor of residents of al-Bahra area and Gharanij town, because of the attacks carried out by the “Islamic State” organization and its cells on Saturday, the 24th of November 2018.

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