About 15100 people including hundreds of members have gotten out of tunnels, trenches, and Baghuz camp since SDF controlled Baghuz town and the withdrawal of the Organization
Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 18 days of developments, 18 days after the end of control the “Islamic State” Organization in the east Euphrates area, and starting to hide in tunnels and trenches along with the remaining civilians, women, and children of its families, trying to survive by releasing prisoners it has in exchange for food.
and at a close range, the International Coalition Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces prepared convoys for the people who are getting out of Baghuz farms which shelter the rest of who remained of the Organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the rise in number people who have gotten out of Baghuz area, while SOHR received information about large and vast tunnels connect between the Syrian Baghuz and the Iraqi Anbar, and the Syrian Observatory monitored the exit of about 15100 people out of Baghuz camp, tunnels, and trenches within the farmlands of al-Baghuz area in the east bank of Euphrates River in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, including more than 1780 members of the “Islamic State” Organization of Syrian, Iraqi, Asian, and western nationalities, they reached areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces aboard tens of trucks that entered the area of in which they gather each time, to take them to al-Hool camps and to sort the fighters and transfer them to centers and detentions of the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, while the information about the numbers of those remaining in Baghuz tunnels and trenches is still unavailable, while warplanes of the Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces are shelling the areas in which the remainder members of the Organization are present, of who refuse to surrender to the Coalition Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces.
the Syrian Observatory was published hours ago that 55230, the number of people who have gotten out and documented by the SOHR since the 1st of December 2018, of different nationalities like Syrian, Iraqi, Russian, Somali, Filipino, and other Asian and western nationalities since the beginning of December 2018, among them there are more than 53230 people have gotten out the Organization’s enclave since the decision of the US President Trump to withdraw from Syria on the 19th of December 2018, including about 5782 members of the “Islamic State” Organization, and the majority of them are of Iraqi nationality, who have been arrested among the displaced people, after the residents were able to identify them and inform the security forces about their infiltration, while another part of them handed themselves over after they managed to get out of the last enclave of the Organization, also the Syrian Observatory learned that during the past days and weeks about 300 ISIS members managed to infiltrate through the Euphrates River to the largest and last remaining enclave of the Organization in the Syrian Desert within the areas that are controlled by the regime forces, Russians, and the Iranians in north of Palmyra.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that the Syrian Observatory monitored violent explosions in the eastern sector of Deir countryside since last night until now, caused by aerial bombardments by the International Coalition warplanes and ground shelling by forces of the Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces, targeting areas in the vicinity of al-Baghuz camp and other places in farms of the area, in conjunction with heavy machine-gun targeting for the area, and reliable sources confirmed that the shelling coincided with the arrival of those who wish to leave Baghuz farms to the outskirts of the safe road, waiting to exit and to be transferred towards the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, but no civilians have so far been seen arriving in SDF areas, also the Syrian Observatory learned that this shelling and exit coincided with a meeting in al-Omar oilfield between the command of the Syria Democratic Forces the International Coalition, to discuss the final chapter of the last chance operation in Baghuz farms, which will completely end the presence of the Organization from the east Euphrates area as a military force, while these bombings coincide with successive explosions in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor at the sunset and evening of Monday, the 4th of March 2019, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the explosions were caused by aerial bombardments by International Coalition warplanes, targeting the area between al-Baghuz farms and the camp there in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, near the east bank of Euphrates River, in order to pressure on the rest of members of the “Islamic State” Organization there; and to prevent them from launching any possible attack or trying to flee at night under the cover of darkness, also this shelling comes to pressure the Organization’s members to get out with their families who want to get out tomorrow morning, to join the last batch which came out of Baghuz farms and included about 1600 people including 300 ISIS members, the majority of them were of Turkestani, Central Asian, Iraqi and non-Syrian nationalities, and it is not yet know whether members of the “Islamic State” Organization may already remain in the farms, tunnels, and trenches in Baghuz farms area or not, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources, that the process of exit from al-Baghuz farms is still underway until now, where it rose to about 1600, the number of people who have gotten out today, Monday, the 4th of March 2019, including about 300 members of the “Islamic State” Organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, the majority of whom are of Iraqi, Turkistan, Central Asian Nationalities, all of them have gotten out to the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas on board of tens of trucks, where the operation is expected to stop this evening, and may be resumed tomorrow to get more of the remaining people out of Baghuz farms -if any-, also the Observatory’s reliable sources confirmed that the exits took place at the request of members and its remaining leaders in al-Baghuz farms, where the civilians and members of ISIS families were present in a camp on the east bank of Euphrates River, also reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the end-of-organization process is expected to be completed within the last 48 hours, either through the complete exit for the rest of ISIS members and leaders from al-Baghuz farms, or by resuming the military operations and terminate the presence of the members who reject to get out.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a new batch has gotten out of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, from al-Baghuz farms area, where the “Islamic State” organization is still present, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: a batch of more than 400 people has gotten out of Baghuz farms towards the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, consists of more than 150 of the organization’s members of different nationalities; of those who remained in trenches in Baghuz farms in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, where they will be transferred to the centers of the SDF and the intelligence, while families of ISIS members and the civilians who go out in this batch will be transferred to al-Hool camp.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that several reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory that a batch of trucks entered the contact lines between areas of control of the Syria Democratic forces, and between areas of presence of the remainder members of the “Islamic State” Organization, in the Baghuz farms area in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside near the eastern banks of Euphrates River, to transport a batch of wounded members of the “Islamic State” Organization who surrendered along with other remaining members of the Organization, as well as civilians and families of members of the “Islamic State” Organization who remain in farms at the east of Euphrates River, and the entry process that the Syrian Observatory published about anticipating it on Monday morning as the clashes stopped between both parties, and reliable sources confirmed that the Organization relies on repelling the attacks by snipers and mines, which were intensively planted in the area, while the SDF advance slowly and cautiously due to fear of ambushes and bombings that may target them by the Organization, while the Syrian Observatory monitored the targeting of a group of “Al-Jazeera Storm” Operation Forces including members of the Office of the Spokesperson of “Al-Jazeera Storm” campaign, which killed a fighter of SDF and injured others with varying severity.
The Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a decrease in clashes at al-Baghuz farms area, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor during the last hours, after violent clashes between the Syria Democratic and the International Coalition forces against members of the “Islamic State” Organization, in Baghuz farms area in which the remainder ISIS members are still there, and the Syrian Observatory learned from intersected sources that the coming hours are expected to witness a cessation of hostilities within a truce to move the wounded and fore members of the Organization to surrender, and to get out the remaining families of ISIS members and civilians in the area -if any- towards the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, while the violent clashes were accompanied by ground and aerial shelling by the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces, amid exchange of targeting in the contact areas between both parties, which caused confirmed casualties, while the Syria Democratic Forces continue the sweep operation of the area, and advance in it slowly afraid of the explosion of mines, bombings, or ambushes that may target them, especially after the Organization’s heavy dependence on tunnels they dug earlier, by using the prisoners and detainees in the drilling operations.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published in the last hours that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that 6 ISIS members of foreign nationalities have surrendered and handed themselves over to the SDF in Al-Baghuz farms, while the SDF are still continuing the sweeping operations in these farms, amid slow advancement by them due to fears by the SDF of using the net of tunnels in the area of Al-Baghuz farms by the organization, whether in the movements that the remaining ISIS fighters and commanders carry out, or through detonating the landmines planted heavily in the vicinity of the area where the organization holed up, in which its members hide during the daylight and carry out their attacks at night exploiting the darkness, while the SDF are continuing to sweep the farms and the areas into which they advanced, also the clashes and the explosions of landmines resulted in the fall of more human losses in the ranks of both parties, where it rose to 7, the number of casualties in the ranks of the SDF who were killed in the explosions of landmines in Al-Baghuz farms, the SOHR also documented the death of 18 members at least of the organization in the shelling and clashes there, where most of their bodies are still in the battle field, including 3 suicidal bombers who blew themselves up using explosive belts and booby-trapped vehicles, and the continued clashes come in the wake of cautious calm monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, prevailing Al-Baghuz farms today morning, Sunday, after clashes with varying frequency of violence between escalated and sporadic, witnessed in the area in the past 36 hours, as a part of the Last Chance Battle launched by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition at the expense of the members of the “Islamic State” organization remaining in Al-Baghuz farms, and the SOHR monitored more advancement by the SDF in the past hours which enabled them to clamp down even more on the members of organization still remaining there, at the same time, the SDF are continuing to sweep the farms and the areas into which they advanced through dismantling IEDs and landmine and searching for hiding ISIS members, and the reliable sources suggested to the Syrian Observatory that the SDF and the Coalition will finish the operation in 48 to 96 hours