المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The International Coalition and SDF arrest 15 persons east of Deir Ezzor on charge of belonging to the organization previously

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syria Democratic Forces carried out of a campaign of raids and arrests with the participation of the International Coalition, which targeted 15 persons in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; a group of the International Coalition and SDF carried out a campaign of raids and arrests in Ekydat village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which resulted in the arresting of 15 persons including citizens on charge of  belonging to the “Islamic State” organization previously, they also found machineguns hidden inside the houses they raided.

And the SOHR published today the 8th of August 2019, that the “Islamic State” organization continues its intensive activity within the east Euphrates area, in areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces similar to its activity within the west Euphrates area, in which the regime forces and Iranian militias are present, where the last 15 days have witnessed the escalation of the organization’s activity very significantly in both banks of Euphrates, where its operations east Euphrates were so much more than the west Euphrates, but the casualties in the west were much higher than the east, where the Organization carried out more than 43 operations targeting the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas east Euphrates, whether by detonating IED, mines, and vehicles In addition to targeting by bullets, these targets took place al-Raqqah, al-Hasakah, and Deir Ezzor.

The escalation of attacks by the “Islamic State” Organization east Euphrates comes despite the large-scale security operations carried out by the Syria Forces Democratic supported by the International Coalition in several areas east Euphrates, where more than 320 people of the civilians and ISIS cells were arrested during the past 2 weeks the Syrian Observatory documented the killing of 6 members of the Syria Democratic Forces in addition to a former leader in SDF, as a result of targeting by the “Islamic State” Organization, also 5 civilians including 3 children, were killed in the explosion of a booby-trapped car in al-Hasaka province, also the Syrian Observatory documented during the same period the killing of 5 of the ISIS cells in targeting by helicopters of the International Coalition for a site in which they were hiding in Hwyjet al-Busayrah in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, also another ISIS member was shot by Syria Democratic Forces in Swidan Jazeera town east Deir Ezzor.

And in the west Euphrates area the Organization carried out 10 attacks, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 6th of August 2019 that the “Islamic State” Organization has stepped up its activities in the Syrian desert over the past 15 days, by carrying out successively intensive attacks in Deir Ezzor desert, causing heavy casualties in the ranks of the regime forces and the Iranian-loyal militias, where the fortifications of the regime and the Iranian militias have not prevented the Organization from striking them time after time, sending them messages that it still has the power to confront the regime and its allies in the Syrian desert, how not while it controls about 4000 square kilometers starting from Jabal Abu Rajmin area northeast of Palmyra to Deir Ezzor desert in addition to its presence in al-Sokhna Desert and north of the administrative border of al-Suwaidaa province, without any move by Russia and the regime or the Iranians to launch military operations against the area, because the Russians and the regime are busy destroying, displacing, and killing civilians north of Syria, and Iran is preoccupied with consolidating and expanding its influence in Deir Ezzor and Syrian south, by recruiting more young men.

The Organization’s escalated attacks in the past few days have all been concentrated in the deserts of al-Mayadin and al-Bokamal within the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, in areas of the villages of al-Dwayr, Salhiya, Hasrat, and al-Abbas in the countryside of al-Bokamal city, and in the area between Boqruss Desert, al-Zabari, and areas in al-Mayadin Desert, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented that 47 members of the regime forces and pro-Iranian militias were killed in ambushes and attacks by members of the “Islamic State” Organization in Deir Ezzor desert, while 25 members of the Organization were killed in shelling and targeting in the same area, and the Syrian Observatory documented that more than 50 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them have been captured in al-Mayadin area.

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