المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After information about the involvement of Sh’aytat clan fighters, SOHR renews its demand for an independent investigation into Baghuz camp’s massacre, during which 230 families of ISIS members and families were killed

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights continues to monitor the aftermath of the massacre that took place at the east bank of Euphrates River, which took place on the 19th of March 2019, and killed 230 of the children and women the Organization’s families in addition to members, where SOHR received information that fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces of Sh’aytat clan carried out a massacre against families of the organization and its members in Baghuz camp, after the aerial bombardments of the International Coalition on the camp at the time, where fighters of al-Sh’aytat opened their machineguns’ fire on the Organization’s families in the camp, causing a massacre of tens of people.

We at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights renew our demands for an independent investigation into the massacre, and to hold the perpetrators accountable, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 23rd of March 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that, since the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces have imposed their control over the entire Baghuz farms in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside in the past few days, and being able to reach the east bank of Euphrates River, hundreds of corpses of members of the “Islamic State” Organization’s women and children are still in Baghuz farms, in addition to bodies of ISIS members, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims to reveal about 230 bodies of the Organization’s families of children and women in addition to the tens of corpses of ISIS members, who were killed by the International Coalition in a massacre in Baghuz farms, in one of the biggest massacres carried out by the Coalition since its participation in the military operations on the Syrian territory, also the Syrian Observatory calls for getting them out if they have not been gotten out earlier under the cover of darkness, also it is still unknown; the fate of the first-tier leaders of the “Islamic State” Organization, who were holed up in a cave in Baghuz farms during the hours of the last night, after the Syrian Observatory published in the last few hours that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that more than 250 persons of the “Islamic State” organization are holed up in one of the caves in Al-Baghuz farms at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where they refuse to surrender, while a process of pressure by the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces is underway to force them surrender, through bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes targeting the vicinity of the cave, in conjunction with firing and throwing flares and smoke bombs on the cave and its vicinity, as the Coalition’s strikes have not been able to destroy the cave or target it directly for fear of the presence of kidnapped people inside the cave, of those who were kidnapped previously by the organization, in addition to information about the presence of ISIS first-rank commanders inside the cave, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that it monitored a complete continues blackout after the massacre that was carried out by the International Coalition on Tuesday, 19th of March 2019, in which more than 200 people of the “Islamic State” Organization’s families have been killed; in addition to members of organization, and when the Syrian Observatory asked field commanders of the Syria Democratic Forces in the battlefield about the massacre, the answer came that the people who were killed are of the caliphate cubs and women of the caliphate, but it is clear through the videos and pictures the presence of children under the age of 10 killed during the massacre, so, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights renews its demand for an independent investigation into the massacre of 230 people, and the sources who were asked by the Syrian Observatory added that the strikes on the camp at that time targeted a gathering of them in Baghuz camp, after the Syria Democratic Forces were unable to capture them or pushing them to surrender, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory received information about killing about 230 people of members of the “Islamic State” Organization and their families of women and children in a massacre by International Coalition warplanes, which bombarded Baghuz camp yesterday, Tuesday, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the 230 bodies were buried on Wednesday.

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