44 ISIS members killed in clashes east Euphrates and the Coalition’s bombing raises its death toll to more than 1000 since the start of the operation of ending its presence in mid-September
Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the clashes continue at a violent pace within the enclave area of the “Islamic State” organization and on its outskirts, at the east bank of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored in the past 24 hours the violent clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces against members of the “Islamic State” Organization, in the vicinity of Abu Hasan village and other areas in the enclave, which is getting smaller by the day and the organization is desperately trying to stay in the area.
The Syrian Observatory learned that the past 24 hours witnessed intense bombing by the International Coalition on areas around al-Tank oil field, where members and leaders of the Syria Democratic Forces confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that this is the first time the targeting is carried out in this precise and intensive manner, which took place on Tuesday night, the 25th of December, amid aerial shelling targeted areas in the ISIS-controlled enclave, and artillery shelling by the International Coalition Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces, on areas controlled by the organization and the enclave it controls.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented large casualties during the last two days, where the Syrian Observatory documented the killing of at least 19 members of the “Islamic State” Organization, as a result of bombing by warplanes of the International Coalition during the past 24 hours, while the Syrian Observatory documented the killing of at least 25 members of the organization in the past two days in clashes against the Syria Democratic Forces, from whom 8 fighters at least have been killed, and others were injured from parties with varying degrees of severity, raising to 1032 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 554 members of the Syria Democratic Forces, who were killed since the 10th of September 2018, 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.
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.
Video by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights shows Hajin village in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor, which was controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces few days ago, showing the outskirts of the city and Euphrates River, in addition to the regime forces’ areas of presence at the opposite bank.