In the fourth day of "Jazeera Storm" operation … ISIS fights desperately to repel the attack and explode more booby trapped vehicles and the International Coalition starts air strikes • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In the fourth day of “Jazeera Storm” operation … ISIS fights desperately to repel the attack and explode more booby trapped vehicles and the International Coalition starts air strikes

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent Clashes is still continuing for the fourth consecutive day between the Syria Democratic Forces under the command of Deir Ezzor Military Council and supported by the US Special Forces on one hand, and the members of the “Islamic State” organization on the other, in which the clashes concentrate in the east of the Euphrates River, in the northern and the north-western countryside of Deir Ezzor, as a part of “Jazeera Storm” Operation which aims to take the control of  the east of the Euphrates River and the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah, and cross sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the violent clashes concentrate at several kilo meters away from the eastern banks of the Euphrates River opposite Deir Ezzor city, as the SDF managed to advance and control Katebat Al-Niran and Jisr al-Khashab after they took the control of the train station and the Brigade 113 yesterday, while the clashes are continuing in Al-Ma’aamel area at a distance of about 8 km away from the eastern banks of the Euphrates River opposite the river, amid strikes carried out the International Coalition warplanes targeting the controlled areas of the organization and its positions.

The reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the “Islamic State” organization carried out consecutive counter attacks, in which it exploded 4 booby trapped vehicles, in an attempt to repel the advancement of Deir Ezzor Military Council in this area, while confirmed information was obtained about more casualties in the ranks of the both parties, thus, the numbers of vehicles exploded by the organization during the past 24 hours, and which targeted positions of the forces of “Jazeera Storm”, has increased to 7 vehicles, where the “Islamic State” organization carried out yesterday a series of suicide missions in the Industrial City and the road of Abu Khashab, where the “Islamic State” organization detonated 3 booby trapped vehicles in both areas, killing 5 fighters of “Jazeera Storm” Operation and injuring more than 20 others when the explosions took place, also the violent clashes continue are between the Industrial City and the nearby al-Ma’aamel area which is near the road of Deir Ezzor – al-Sor – Markadah; between members of the “Islamic State” organization against Syria Democratic Forces led by Deir Ezzor Military Council, accompanied by intense shelling and exchange of targeting between both parties.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that the SDF managed to advance in the area, after it took the control of the Brigade 113 which is located between Al-Ma’aamel area and the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, and these clashes are considered the first real and the most violent between the both parties since the 9th of September 2017, and the clashes resulted in the fall the first casualties in the ranks of the both parties, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented that 4 fighters of the SDF were killed in the clashes, while confirmed information was reported about falling casualties of the members of ISIS in the intensive shelling and the clashes which accompanied them.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Monday that the clashes are concentrated in the vicinity of Ma’aamel area, while the SDF managed to control the train station and are still trying to make further advancement towards the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, which is opposite to the city, and if the SDF reached this area, they will be able to encircle hundreds of square kilometers of areas controlled by the organization near the eastern side of the Euphrates River, these forces were able to advance southeast of the areas they reach yesterday, and took control of the Brigade 113, which is about 6 km away of the banks of  Euphrates river south of al-Ma’aamel area.

Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Friday the 8th of September 2017, that it is expected that a large military operation will be carried out in the next hours led by Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces, and supported by the International Coalition warplanes and the US Special Forces, in which the military operation aims to control the area extended from the southern countryside of Al-Shaddadi which is located in the south of Al-Hasakah province, to the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that it obtained information from reliable sources that it is expected for a military operation to start during the next few days in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah, which is connected to Deir Ezzor countryside and to the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that Deir Ezzor Military Council of the Syria Democratic Forces is preparing to start a large military operation that aims to end the presence of the “Islamic State” organization in the rest of Al-Hasakah province and in the countryside of Deir Ezzor east of the Euphrates River, the sources confirmed to the SOHR that Deir Ezzor Military Council will lead the military operation from two main points; one of them starts from the southern countryside of Al-Shaddadi, and the other one starts from the northwestern countryside of Deir Ezzor towards the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, which is known as “Al-Jazeera line” along the river, while US Special Forces arrived to the area to participate in this military operation which is supported by the International Coalition.

And reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on the 25th of August 2017 that coordination took place with Deir Ezzor Military Council in order to start simultaneous military operations, in which Deir Ezzor Military Council from the north-western countryside of Deir Ezzor, and from the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah will start these operations towards the north of Deir Ezzor, and the sources confirmed that this division in the scope of operations came according to the clans’ concentrations in the area, in which Deir Ezzor Military Council with its allied forces will start from areas where the sons of the clan fighters of Deir Ezzor Military Council are concentrated.

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