المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Although the arrival of Turkish reinforcements to al-Bab and the “Euphrates Wrath” to the outskirts of Euphrates Dam… the “Islamic State” pulls more than 150 of its members towards the “Euphrates State”

The activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitored the “Islamic State” pulls tens of its fighters and field commanders of the fronts in the countryside of Al-Raqqah, and sends them to fight on other fronts, and in the details monitored by the activists of the Syrian Observatory and obtained from several reliable sources; the “Islamic state” organization pulled more than 150 members, mostly young men, from the fronts of Al-Raqqah countryside, where they were seen riding about 20 cars and vehicle coming from the fight fronts during the past 48 hours and they entered Al-Raqqah city, then they were headed to the east of Syria, and several reliable sources confirmed to the Observatory that the fighters headed towards “Euphrates State” which includes the Syrian Bokamal area and the Iraqi Qa’im area.

It is noteworthy that several fronts of the “Islamic State” organization in Syria are witnessing the outbreak of violent clashes and preparations for big military operations in them, where the “Islamic State” mobilizes its forces, members and its machines and bringing in military reinforcements of materiel and ammunition and more members in Deir Ezzor city and the western countryside adjacent to the city, several reliable sources suggested to the Syrian Observatory that the “Islamic State” is preparing for military action and an attack on Brigade 137 and al-Bogeleyyah areas at the northwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city, in addition to rallies in the areas of al-Senaúh and Hawijat Sakr by the organization, where it is believed that the organization is preparing for simultaneous attack on the areas of Harabesh Deir Ezzor airbase and regime forces’ controlled areas inside the city Deir Ezzor, which are besieged by the “Islamic State” since the beginning of 2015.

Also the northern, western and northwestern countryside of Al-Raqqah are witnessing violent clashes between the organization against the Syria Democratic Forces backed by warplanes of the international coalition, where Syria Democratic Forces are now about 4 km away from the strategic Dam of Euphrates, located in the northern countryside of al-Tabaqa west of Al-Raqqah, in addition to the large military reinforcements which were brought by the Turkish forces of soldiers, weapons and ammunition, along with bringing in reinforcements of the rebel and Islamic factions fighters of the “Euphrates Shield” operation, in preparation more than ever before to start the operation of controlling al-Bab city, one of the major remaining cities under the control of the “Islamic State” in the countryside of Aleppo.

The withdrawal of these fighters of Al-Raqqah fronts came after almost a month of documenting by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights for sending more than 500 members of the “Islamic State” by the leadership of the organization, including field commanders arrived from Iraq to “Al-Raqqah State” which is the stronghold the “Islamic State” in Syria, the fighters are Syrians, Iraqis, Arabs and foreigners, and about 200 of them were sent to fronts of al-Bab city and its surroundings, where its surroundings are witnessing today violent clashes between members of the organization against the rebel and Islamic Factions of the “Euphrates Shield” operation supported by the Turkish forces and warplanes, while more than 300 fighters were sent to the fronts of Palmyra and the eastern countryside of Homs.

Also reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the fighters were sent after a meeting between the commander of the “Jaysh al-Sham” with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader the “Islamic State” and the Minister of War in the organization, where both of them confirmed to the commander of Jaysh al-Sham that the reinforcements would be continuous and successive from now on, after the last mentioned explained the bad military situation of the fighters and members of the organization on the fronts, where they fight against “Euphrates Shield”, the Syria Democratic Forces and the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them fighting.

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