The ongoing violent clashes at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River result in the injury of 2 British soldiers and the fall of human losses raising to about 1650, the number of casualties in the ranks of both parties • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The ongoing violent clashes at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River result in the injury of 2 British soldiers and the fall of human losses raising to about 1650, the number of casualties in the ranks of both parties

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent fighting at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River is still continuing between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by ground forces of the International Coalition, against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the vicinity of Al-Sha’afa town, and other areas of the enclave which is left under the control of the organization, where the SOHR learned that the exchange of targeting by guided missiles and shells between the both parties, in Al-Sha’afa area, resulted in the death of a member of the SDF as well as the injury of 3 other members including 2 British soldiers within the International Coalition’s forces, with varying severity, where reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they were transferred by helicopters to receive treatment.

And with the fall of more human losses, it rose to 1069 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 573, the number 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, and the SOHR monitored that the SDF managed to achieve advancement in positions and points in the organization’s enclave, as a part of process of clamping down on the organization even more, where more than 500 of ISIS members have fled since the US decision to withdraw its forces from the Syrian territory on the 19th of December 2018.

The reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the remaining members of the “Islamic State” Organization in its enclave extending on a part of the east bank of Euphrates River; are divided into 2 main sections, one which supports the surrender to the SDF, and another refuses to surrender and fights the Syria Democratic Forces violently, in an attempt to prevent their progress within the rest of the enclave, which in the event ISIS lost, it will lose its last populated areas within the Syrian territory, while the “Islamic state” Organization earlier carried out executions against several members who allowed civilians to flee towards the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, also the people confirmed that fighters who objected to continue to fight to the end and preferred to surrender were executed.

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