The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Continued battles between the “Euphrates Wrath” Operation Forces and ISIS in areas in Al-Raqqah city

Al-Raqqah Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: clashes continue in several areas in the Old City in Al-Raqqah and in other areas in the vicinity of Al-Hal Market, at the outskirts of Hisham Ben Abdel Malik neighborhood and in the western part of the city, between the “Euphrates Wrath” Operation Forces on one hand and ISIS on the other. Clashes were accompanied by an exchange of shelling between both parties. Clashes also continued between both parties in an area at the outskirts of Kasrat Srur village “Kasrat Mohammad Agha” and in its vicinity, south of the Euphrates.

And Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that in case the Syria Democratic Forces were able to hold control of the village, that would allow them to advance to Ekirshi area, which had a training camp for members of the “Islamic State” organization, known as the “Sheikh Osama bin Laden Camp”, which in the second half of 2015 has witnessed the largest execution of ISIS members by ISIS organization, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published then that a Syrian commander defected of the “Islamic State” organization told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the “Islamic State” organization executed more than 200 Chechen and central Asian nationality members , the source -who is one of the former second-line commanders of the organization- confirmed that the members were about to defect from the “Islamic State” organization and join the ranks of al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant), before being exposed by the security leaders of the organization, where the members who tried to flee were taken to Ekirshi area, where there was a camp of the organization in Al-Raqqah city, where the executed bodies were dumped in al-Hutah area in the countryside of Al-Raqqah, which has a large natural pit of which the organized since its control of the area has turned into a place to throw the bodies of its victims.