About 200 trucks carrying heavy weapons, armored vehicles, and logistic equipment reach east of Euphrates raising to 1330, the number of the entered trucks since Trump’s decision to withdraw
Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: arms and equipment transfer by the International Coalition to the eastern Euphrates area continues, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the arrival of a convoy of about 200 trucks of the International Coalition coming from the Iraqi territory, which took the road of Amuda in the countryside of al-Hasakah on its way to the bases of the International Coalition in the east of Euphrates area within al-Raqqah countryside, where the convoy includes tanks, armored vehicles, machinery, military vehicles, and logistic equipment, raising to 1330 the number of trucks that have entered the east of Euphrates area, coming from the Kurdistan region of Iraq since the 19th of December 2018, until the 5th of February 2019, despite the US decision to withdraw from Syrian territory, which was approved by the American President Donald Trump on the 19th of December 2018, however, the international coalition continued to bring military reinforcements from the Kurdistan region of Iraq to the east of Euphrates through border crossings between the two regions, ands this comes in the light of the Turkish threats to carry out and a military operation against the east of Euphrates and control it.
The process of entering the trucks also comes in conjunction with the arrival of hundreds of soldiers of the US Special Forces to the Syrian territory in a specific and special operation, the goal of which is to arrest the remaining leaders and members of the “Islamic State” Organization who are trapped in the remaining 4 kilometers for it east of Euphrates, while the Syrian Observatory monitored in the past 72 hours that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the decrease in frequency of the military operations within the east Euphrates area, against the last enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that this comes in conjunction with preparations to get more of the remaining people who are stranded in ISIS enclave near the east bank of the river, coincided with the continuation of negotiations between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition, and between leaders and members of the “Islamic State” Organization, to reach a consensus about the fate of the enclave and the fate of the remaining military commanders and members of different nationalities, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Organization is trying to find a new escape for its members, but the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition are not accepting the proposals made by the Organization about its survival.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published earlier that the Syrian Observatory learned that the about 700 American soldiers who entered Syrian territory on the 23rd and 24th of January 2019 did not reach the east Euphrates area as they claimed to secure the withdrawal of the US Forces from the Syrian territory, where the Syrian Observatory’s reliable sources confirmed that the soldiers were of the Special Forces who arrived to arrest the first-ranks leaders of the “Islamic State” organization including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Organization -if he was alive-, where US Forces is transferring those who surrender to the US bases, amid uncertainty as to those who surrender themselves are still within the Syrian territory or being transferred to other regional areas to investigate them and obtain the largest amount of the most important information.
the reliable sources confirmed to the Observatory that the Coalition has established at least 21 different bases in areas east of Euphrates and in Manbij area in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo at the west bank of the river including 6 major bases, these bases are distributed in the area of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), Khrab Ishak, and Manbij in Aleppo Province, and Ein Issa, al-Raqqah, and al-Tabaqa in al-Raqqah Province, al-Shaddadi, al-Hool, Tal Tamr, Tal Baidar and Rmaylan in al-Hasaka Province, and al-Omar oilfield and al-Bahra in the countryside of Deir Ezzor. The major bases include airports for the landing and takeoff of planes, and some of them were built in the form of small bases, also the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the bases are protected continuously through the aerial surveillance of warplanes in the sky area of the base, and through cars roaming the perimeter of the bases as well as fixed checkpoints scattered around the perimeter of these bases and airports, to protect them from any attacks Individually or collectively by the “Islamic State” organization or any other cells that seek to target the area.
Also the International Coalition through their committees on the ground in the east of Euphrates; are carrying out periodic meetings with the aim of developing institutions located in the east of Euphrates, where these committees provide logistical support, financial support, and equipment for the committees that requests their specific assistance, also these committees supervise the process of managing affairs of many service and administrative parties in an undeclared manner, and provide their contributions in developing the service management and organizing the work of the institutions supervising eastern areas of Euphrates.