المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

International Coalition warplanes carry out the first massacres of 2019 and kill 11 civilians including 8 children and women, and continuous clashes and shelling in the ISIS-controlled enclave

Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 11 civilians including 5 children under the age of eighteen and 3 citizen women, they were killed in bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes on al-Shafa area, within the enclave of the “Islamic State” organization on the east bank of Euphrates River yesterday, Wednesday, while and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, in addition to information about other casualties.

While the clashes continue in areas in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor, between the Syria Democratic Forces against the “Islamic State” Organization, amid shelling by tens of shells in the afternoon of today Thursday, targeted the enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization, while the International Coalition warplanes continue to target the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas east of Euphrates, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the flight of Coalition warplanes at low altitudes in al-Tank field area, accompanied by carrying out airstrikes on the north of al-Tank oilfield a few kilometers away of the field, in conjunction with opening heavy machineguns by the “Islamic State” organization on the warplanes there, also the Syrian Observatory monitored the exit of a column of the “Islamic State” Organization from the ISIS-controlled enclave area to its surroundings, where 4 Hummer vehicles and one military jeep have gotten out.

The Syrian Observatory published this morning that the clashes continue between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, in a continuous attack by SDF on sites of the organization within its last enclave east of Euphrates, in a continuous attempt to end the presence of the Organization, amid renewed bombing carried out by the International Coalition warplanes from time to time, in conjunction with rocket shelling by the Syria Democratic Forces targeted the organization’s enclave, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Syria Democratic Forces discovered a tunnel while they were sweeping Hajin town, it was prepared by the “Islamic State” organization to hide in it, where the Syrian Observatory recorded a video showing the tunnel with its contents inside it, while the violent clashes continued between the Syria Democratic Forces against members of the “Islamic State” Organization, in areas at the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside on the outskirts and vicinity of the ISIS-controlled enclave, where the attempts of SDF continue to end the Organization and expel it from the area completely, and the clashers coincided with exchange of shelling in the clash areas, amid the flight of International Coalition warplanes over the area, and occasionally targeting sites of the Organization and its controlled areas, along with a ground bombardment by about 40 shells since morning, amid the entry of a new column for the International Coalition forces to the front lines with the Organization, while the Syrian Observatory learned that the leadership of the self-defense forces retained one of the military batches of who were scheduled to be discharged, due to the current situation east of Euphrates.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that the clashes continue in places at al-Shafa area and other areas in the enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization east of Euphrates, between members of the Organization against the Syria Democratic Forces, who seek to end the Organization there, accompanied by the continuation of rocket shelling and aerial airstrikes from time to time, as the Syria Democratic Forces continue their offensive in al-Shafa and other areas in the same enclave, amid exchange of targeting on the clash areas, and the Syrian Observatory monitored shelling by Coalition Forces and intensive raids by Coalition warplanes on the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas and locations, and confirmed information about the fall of more casualties among members of the Organization as well as the ranks of SDF fighters, while the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that it monitored the entry of a new convoy of vehicles belong to the International Coalition to the front line after midnight of yesterday, following artillery and aerial bombardment by the International Coalition on the area, and the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting on the clash areas between both parties.

The Syrian Observatory published in the past hours that the Syrian Observatory monitored counterattacks by members of the Organization against sites of SDF east of Hajin area, accompanied by bombardments and targeting amid information about casualties, in an attempt by the organization the disperse Syria Democratic Forces and drift them from main fighting area, in order to prevent the clamp down on it, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday Monday, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continued clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in places in ISIS last enclave in the area of east Euphrates, and the SOHR learned that the violent clashes are still continuing accompanied by more exchange of targeting, while the Syrian Observatory monitored renewed bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes and artillery on the controlled areas and positions of the organization, in an attempt to form a cover of fire power under which the Syria Democratic Forces be able to achieve further advancement into Al-Sha’afah and the rest areas, while information was received about the entry of trucks loaded with foodstuffs, sheep and medicine, to the controlled areas of the organization, while several reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory, that Al-Bayan Radio Station affiliated to the “Islamic State” organization is still broadcasting its programs and news, despite the violent and heavy shelling by the International Coalition and by the SDF, and despite the violent fighting in the east of the Euphrates, where the sources confirmed that they listen daily to the news that are being broadcasted in the area.

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