المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SDF continue their attacks at the expense of ISIS and control new areas in the depth of Hajin town east of Euphrates with air and missile cover

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the escalation of clashes in places in Hajin town and its outskirts in eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, between the Syria Democratic Forces against the “Islamic State” Organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Syria Democratic Forces with intense air and missile cover managed to achieve more advancement in the depth of Hajin town within the last ISIS enclave at the east bank of Euphrates River, where the Syria Democratic Forces advanced and controlled the market area starting from Nabd al-Hayat Hospital, where the market area which has been controlled is considered an area crowded with residential buildings. And in the same context; violent explosion shook areas of the clash there, caused by detonating a booby-trapped vehicle by the Organization in the area, which caused the deaths of at least 6 members of SDF in addition to wounding several others, and more members of the Organization were killed during the bombing and clashes, while Syria Democratic Forces still did not inter Hajin hospital they controlled, due to the intensity of mines planted by the “Islamic State” Organization during it control.

Raising to 901, 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 526, the number members of the Syria Democratic Forces who were killed since the 10th of September 2018, also, the Syrian Observatory documented that it rose to 324 including 113 children and 72 citizen women (including 180 Syrian citizens including 76 children and 43 women of Syrian nationality).

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that in the last month of military operations; about 1300 civilians of women, children, and elderly have gotten out of the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas and its last enclave; towards the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas since the 30th of November 2018, and it is not known yet the number of remaining civilians in the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas, where the local sources that managed to escape the enclave confirmed that the Organization is executing anyone tries to escape on charge of “getting to the lands of infidels,” where those who came out have risked their lives in exchange for reaching the area.

While the Syrian Observatory documented significant casualties during this third month, which caused the killing of 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, and the Syrian Observatory also documented the killing of 257 members of the “Islamic State” Organization since the 10th of November to 10 December 2018, while the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 172 fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces during the same period.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that the violent clashes are still taking place between the “Islamic State” Organization against the Syria Democratic Forces, in areas in Hajin town and other areas within the Organization’s enclave at the eastern sector Deir Ezzor countryside, in continuous attacks by the Syria Democratic Forces to control more sites and points and to go deep even more in the Organization’s enclave, where clashes are taking place accompanied by continued flight of the International Coalition warplanes over the area, in conjunction with targeting sites of “Islamic State” Organization and places controlled by it every now and then, in addition to operations of rocket shelling by tanks and cannons of the Syria Democratic Forces, while the land advancement of SDF is still slow because of the excessive amount of mines planted by the Organization there, also because the areas are overcrowded with residential buildings, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the Syria Democratic Forces brought more reinforcements, where they brought more than 20 tanks to the clash fronts in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

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