SDF reduce ISIS control and distanc it from Hajin and carry out the most violent attack with the International Coalition east of Euphrates since the US decision to withdraw
Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the US President Donald Trump’s decision completes its first week, this resolution which included the withdrawal of US Forces from east of Euphrates and Manbij within a specified period of time, where the reactions coincided with the continuation of military operation by the Syria Democratic Forces against the “Islamic State” Organization, on the east banks of Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the Syria Democratic Forces being able to achieve the first 2 important advancement, the first in Abu Hasan village and the second is the control of al-Bukhatir village which are east of Hajin town, which was controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces before the US decision to withdraw from the area, where the Syrian Observatory monitored that the Syria Democratic Forces managed to impose their control over al-Bukhatir village after they managed to besiege the remaining members of the Organization within its enclave through controlling Abu Hasan village, forcing the organization to withdraw from the area before falling under the siege, while violent clashes are taking place between both parties in p[-laces in the part remaining under the control of the Organization, where the Organization’s control was reduced to al-Susah, al-Shafa, al-Baghuz, al-Shajla, al-Marashdah, al-Safafiyyah, and al-Bobadran.
The Syrian Observatory monitored heavy shelling by warplanes of the International Coalition since 6:00 am to 9:00 am today, Tuesday, followed by an artillery shelling by about 100 shells, targeted areas in the organization’s enclave, were this is considered the most violent attack by the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces, since the American decision to withdraw its forces, also these collapses for the “Islamic State” Organization, came in conjunction with the preparations by the organization for expanding its control and influence in the area, taking advantage of the US decision to withdraw from the area, it also comers as part of an attempt by the Syria Democratic Forces to end the organization’s control during the coming days and weeks, through carefully advancing and supporting the points they advanced to within the areas that used to be controlled by the organization, which heavily planted mines and fortified them in a way that enabled it to repel attacks of its opponents in the area.
While the Observatory monitored that the clashes between both parties were accompanied by exchange of targeting in the clash areas, amid bombing by the International Coalition warplanes every now and then, and constantly flying in the sky of the area, and confirmed information that the clashes caused more casualties in the ranks of both parties of the clash, where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 988 fighters of the “Islamic State” organization, who were killed in bombings, clashes, shelling and raids within the last enclave of the Organization since the 10th of September 2018, and the Syrian Observatory also documented the death of 545 members of the Syria Democratic Forces, who were killed since the 10th of September 2018.
And the Syrian Observatory published during the last week that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a new shipment arrived in the east of Euphrates area for the second day in a row, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: tens of trucks carrying military vehicles, logistical equipment, weapons, ammunition and fuel for warplanes and vehicles had arrived on Friday the 21st of December 2018, to the base of the International Coalition, which it started building it yesterday, Thursday, where the Syrian Observatory published on Thursday that a new shipment of logistical equipment, weapons, and fuel arrived in the east of Euphrates area, coming from the Kurdistan area of Iraq to the bases of the International Coalition in the area, and the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that tens of trucks loaded with fuel of warplanes and vehicles, weapons, military and logistical equipment headed towards the countryside Deir Ezzor, towards the base of the International Coalition, which it began to establish on Thursday, the 20th of December 2018, where the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the International Coalition in Deir Ezzor is building a new military base east of Euphrates within the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the International Coalition is establishing a military base in Hajin area located on the outskirts of ISIS-controlled enclave at the east bank of Euphrates River, which was controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, where the Syrian Observatory received photos showing the operation of establishing the military base, and this comes at a time where are discussions are underway among the leadership of the Syria Democratic Forces, confirmed by sources for the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that if the Turkish military operation starts (for which preparations are underway in the border between the Tigris and Euphrates and Manbij area), the SDF intent to withdraw all their fighters from the fronts with the “Islamic State” Organization, and move them to the front lines with the Turkish Forces and the factions operating under their commands , after stopping the military operation against the “Islamic State” Organization at the east banks of Euphrates River, which is still composed of the towns of al-Susah, Shafa, and al-Baghuz and the villages of Shajla, Safafiyyah, Bo Badran, Bukhatir, Abu Hasan, and Marashdah.