As hundreds of fighters escape towards SDF-controlled areas and west of the river, ISIS lives its last days east of Euphrates
The military operation in the east part of Euphrates River in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor, has been escalating since the American decision to withdraw its military forces from the Syrian territory, on the 19th of December 2018, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored since that date until today, the 26th of the same month, that the Syria Democratic Forces escalated their offensive against the “Islamic State” Organization, which is still losing of its controlled areas and its last enclave in the east Euphrates is getting smaller, and the area is witnessing Turkish threats and a military operation that targets the east Euphrates.
The successive loss of the “Islamic State” Organization caused thousands to flee of civilians, families of members of the Organization from different nationalities including Russian, Somali, Filipino, Iraqi Asian, Morocco, and other nationalities, where the Syrian Observatory monitored in December 2018 the flee of more 5500 people, including more than 300 members of the “Islamic State” Organization who were arrested from among the displaced people, after the people were able to identify the, and informed the security forces about their infiltration, and the other section surrendered after they managed to get out of the last enclave of the Organization.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from tens of sources who came out of the enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization, that the Organization is living its last days, where the information that they the Syrian Observatory received from the sources was intersected with the information that the SOHR monitored in the recent days, about the infiltration of tens of members of the “Islamic State” Organization, to the west bank of Euphrates heading towards Deir Ezzor desert, where the sources pointed out that the Organization is moving towards the large enclave remained to it within the Syrian Desert, which is located in the north of Sokhna and south of Deir Ezzor, where the Syria Democratic Forces are focusing their attacks, and depend on the slow, steady advancement, removing mines, and reinforce the points they controlled in the area, where the Organization is still trying to preserve what it has in the last remaining enclave in the area, in conjunction with a greater spread of the regime forces and their allies on the west bank of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
The Syrian Observatory also documented the death of 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.