المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The International Coalition warplanes continue their targeting to ISIS enclave in the east of the Euphrates along with the continued fighting in the outskirts of Hajin where the latter collapsed

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continued shelling targeting areas in the enclave left under the control of the “Islamic State” organization, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory; the International Coalition warplanes continued their targeting to ISIS controlled areas and positions in its last enclave at the east of the Euphrates, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, along with continued violent clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, at the outskirts of Hajin town where the SDF managed to achieve significant advancement, and the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago, that the “Islamic State” organization withdrew towards the eastern outskirts of Hajin town in the eastern of Deir Ezzor countryside, where there its existence there is limited to the eastern areas of the town and in tunnels in it, and this withdraw operation come after the Syria Democratic Forces managed during the past 48 hours to break the defensive lines of the organization inside Hajin and advanced greatly in it, after they imposed their control over Hajin Hospital, other 2 hospitals, the market area, and other areas in the town, where the violent resistance and disparate fighting by members of the “Islamic State” Organization yesterday, Wednesday, -where ISIS detonated at least 5 booby-trapped vehicles- didn’t prevent Syria Democratic Forces from continuing their advancement deep in Hajin town and controlling important positions in it, which forced ISIS members to retreat to the eastern outskirts of the town, where the Syria Democratic Forces controlled large parts of Hajin town; the most prominent stronghold of the “Islamic State” organization within its last enclave at the east bank of Euphrates River, and they are expected to control the whole town, unless the Organization carry out counterattacks that enable it to regain strategic points it lost yesterday.

The Syrian Observatory documented more casualties during the military operations, where it rose to Thus, it rose to 911, 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 531, 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).

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.

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