The "Islamic State" organization retreats its members from Tedef and breaks down in the southeastern countryside of al-Bab and great advancement for the regime forces supported by the Hezbollah’s elite and Russian artillery • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The “Islamic State” organization retreats its members from Tedef and breaks down in the southeastern countryside of al-Bab and great advancement for the regime forces supported by the Hezbollah’s elite and Russian artillery

The eastern countryside of Aleppo is still witnessing violent clashes between members of the “Islamic State” organization against the regime forces backed by gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, where the last mentioned began heading from the northern countryside Deir Hafer and the southeastern countryside of al-Bab towards the strategic town of Khafseh near the western banks of the Euphrates River, which contain a water station which pumps water to Aleppo city after bringing it from the Euphrates River, and the clash -that are still about 21 km away of al-Khafseh- have escalated during the past 48 hours the with the withdrawal of the “Islamic State” organization from al-Bab city and the towns of Bzaah and Qabasin, where the regime forces achieved a broad advancement in the southeastern countryside of al-Bab, and were able today to expanded their control and restore at least 9 villages and a mountain near them.

The Syrian Human Rights Observatory for Human Rights received information from reliable sources, who confirmed that the “Islamic State” organization had withdrawn most of its members of Tedef town in the southern countryside of al-Bab, in conjunction with the organization’s withdrawing of al-Bab, Bzaah and Qabasin and the inspection that was carried out by the factions of the “Euphrates Shield” and the Turkish forces in the mentioned areas, while the fate of Tedef is still unknown, whether it will go to the regime forces or it is going to be from the share of Turkish forces; under the secret agreement that took place between the Russians and the Turks about sharing influence in Aleppo province, where the process of members withdrawing by the “Islamic State” organization of Tedef comes in conjunction with the regime forces’ achieving of the above-mentioned advancement.

This advancement aims to reach the outskirts the areas that are controlled by Manbij Military Council and the Syria Democratic Forces in the west of the Euphrates River, in an attempt to force the “Islamic State” organization to withdraw from a large number of villages which are besieged by the 3 military parties: Manbij Military Council forces, “Euphrates Shield” forces and Turkish forces, and, the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them. The number of these villages is about 30.

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