Massacre in the last 3 km² left for ISIS east of Euphrates claim the lives of 16 civilians, about half of them are children, coinciding with violent clash that killed 28 fighters • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Massacre in the last 3 km² left for ISIS east of Euphrates claim the lives of 16 civilians, about half of them are children, coinciding with violent clash that killed 28 fighters

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a massacre in the remaining enclave for the “Islamic State” Organization east of Euphrates River, where 16 civilians including 7 children were confirmed dead, as a result of the intense shelling by International Coalition warplanes over the area in conjunction with continuous military operations in east of Deir Ezzor province, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of clashes between the Syria Democratic and Forces supported by the International Coalition against the “Islamic State” Organization, at a varying pace of violence, in an attempt by the first mentioned to advance at the expense of the Organization, which at the same time seek to prevent its advancement by detonating booby-trapped vehicles, and by the mines that were planted earlier intensively in the area surrounding the last of what remained for it the east of Euphrates which is less than 3 square kilometers, while fears increase over the lives of the remaining civilians in the Organization’s enclave, reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the connection with the remaining civilians in the “Islamic State” Organization’s enclave -who are taken as human shields by ISIS- has been lost for about 48 hours, amid increase fears among their relatives for their lives, also reliable sources suggested that the Organization may have prevented them from communicating with their relatives outside the enclave.

At the same time, the Syrian Observatory monitored an increase in number of casualties as a result of today’s attack by ISIS, and the violent clashes in the vicinity of the enclave between SDF and ISIS, where it rose to 19 at least, the number of ISIS members how were killed including 7 suicide bombers, including at least 3 who detonated themselves with booby-trapped vehicles, while it rose to 9 at least, the number of fighters who were killed SDF members, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, raising to 1298 the number of members and leaders of the “Islamic State” Organization, who were killed in the clashes, detonations and raids, while it rose to 687, the number of fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces who have been killed since the 10th of November 2018, also it rose to 417 people including 151 children and 86 citizen women (including 233 Syrian citizens including 99 children and 57 women of Syrian nationality) the number of civilians killed since the 10th of December 2018, also the “Islamic State” Organization had executed more than 713 detainees, of who were arrested on various charges including security members and members of the Organization who tried to break away of it and escape its controlled areas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a new batch of those who are still present in ISIS last enclave at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, managed to reach the controlled areas of the Syria Democratic Forces, where reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that about 600 persons managed to reach the SDF-held areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and the reliable sources confirmed to the SOHR that about 20 members of the organization have got out among them, including 6 Turkish members, 2 French women and 3 other Ukrainian members, raising to 37700, the number of persons whose exit has been documented by the Syrian Observatory since the 1st of December 2018 until today, the 10th of February 2019, of different nationalities of Syria, Iraq Russia, Somalia, Philippine and other Asian nationalities, and more than 35651 of them have gotten out after the decision of the American president Trump to withdraw from Syria on the 19th of December 2018, including about 3420 members of the organization of those who infiltrated within the displaced people, and they were arrested after the residents recognized them and reported the security services about their infiltration, and the other group surrendered themselves after they managed to get out of ISIS last enclave.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published recently that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the Democratic Forces and the International Coalition continuing their attack against the remaining enclave of the “Islamic State” organization on the east bank of Euphrates River, where reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that members of the Organization and its leaders who are still in the enclave continue to take civilians as human shields, where the enclave shrank to less than 3 square kilometers after the SDF and the Coalition advanced in the agricultural land around the residential area where it is confined, amid increased fears for the lives of the remaining civilians within this enclave, from being targeted by the International Coalition and its warplanes, which are flying continuously over the area, and the Syrian Observatory published in the past hours that the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition forces have started their first advancement operations in the remaining area of the “Islamic State” Organization  at the east bank of Euphrates River, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the Syria Democratic Forces managed with the International Coalition to advance in the empty space and the agricultural area in the remaining enclave of the Organization  at the east bank of Euphrates River, clamping down on the Organization and the tunnels it uses, pushing it to go back to the remaining residential areas, while the “Islamic State” Organization continues to take civilians as human shields to prevent the International Coalition from shelling it, despite the continued overflights of the International Coalition warplanes over the remaining enclave of the Organization, and the reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces through this attack are putting pressure on the Organization in order for it to hand over its remaining commanders and members, while fears increase on the lives of hundreds of families remaining in the enclave, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of military operations in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, which was resumed by the International Coalition Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces against the last enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization which is about 4 square kilometers located on the east banks of Euphrates River; by the evening of Saturday, the 9th of February 2019, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Coalition and SDF aim through this operation to put pressure over the remaining leaders and members of the “Islamic State” Organization of different nationalities, to hand themselves over before they die in the operations that aim to ending their presence all over the east of Euphrates area, and the Syrian Observatory learned that hundreds of families are still exist in what is left for the organization east of the river, amid serious fears for their lives especially if the International Coalition resumed the aerial bombardment on the last 4 km² of the organization.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that barely 48 hours elapsed on ISIS promises for the remaining members and their families located within the last 4 km² controlled by it in the east of Euphrates, until the operation to thwart it began, through an attack monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights a few hours ago on of today, Saturday, the 9th of February 2018, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the Syria Democratic Forces supported by ground and air forces of the International Coalition started on Saturday evening to target what is left for the Organization on the east bank of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, breaking in what is left of areas for it, and this attack by SDF and the Coalition was accompanied by the flight of the International Coalition warplanes over the area and careful  advancement as a result of the mines planted by the Organization in the vicinity of the enclave under its control, and reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the International Coalition aims through this attack; to completely end the existence of the Organization in the area, after the negotiations that took place between the Coalition and the Organization, after the request of ISIS members and remaining leaders to surrender in exchange for providing a safe passage by the Coalition towards unknown area, which prompted the Organization to make promises to those who remained with it to open a corridor from the enclave.

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