With cover of Russian bombardment the regime forces advance and control more than 35 kilometers from the west banks of the Euphrates River northwest of Deir Ezzor • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

With cover of Russian bombardment the regime forces advance and control more than 35 kilometers from the west banks of the Euphrates River northwest of Deir Ezzor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the intensive shelling by the regime forces and Russian warplanes as well as regime’s warplanes is still taking place in the northwestern countryside of Deir Ezzor city, at the west banks of the Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory learned that intensive shelling is accompanied by violent clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities in areas west of the Euphrates River, also the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting between both parties, and after these clashes the regime forces were able to achieve a new advancement in the area and control of 2 new villages, extending their control over 35 km from the western banks of the Euphrates River in the western countryside to Deir Ezzor, and confirmed information about casualties in the ranks of both parties.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the regime forces managed to advance and control 4 new areas, which are al-Shamitiya, Zaghirr Shamia, al-Hawy, and al-Hamad located on the western banks of the Euphrates River, also SOHR published that the military operations in Deir Ezzor province against the “Islamic State” organization, to end its presence in the last biggest presence of it in Syria, accompanied by continuous shelling, as the artillery of the regime forces and their warplanes and helicopters as well as the Russian warplanes and Helicopters didn’t stop, as a result of continuing their bombing the city, its eastern and western countryside and the western and eastern banks of the Euphrates River, accompanied by shelling by the International Coalition warplanes on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, and other areas in the province, thus, they increased the number of casualties and killed citizens of the province, under the pretext of “liberating Deir Ezzor and fighting the “Islamic State” organization”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the 10th of September 2017, the date of lifting the siege on Deir Ezzor city in real and complete terms, until the 18th of September 2017, the date of enabling the siege on the “Islamic State” organization inside Deir Ezzor city, and crossing the regime forces to the eastern banks opposite the city, the death of 191 citizens including 63 child under the age of eighteen, and 24 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they are 93 citizens including 21 children and 13 citizen women were killed by the Russian raids on the villages and towns of Bokros, Al-Kharita, Muhasan, Sa’wah, Zughayr, Al-Bomar, Al-Shaf’ah and Jadid Bakkara and other areas in Deir Ezzor countryside, and 9 citizens they are 7 children and two citizen women were killed by shelling by the regime forces on the villages opposite Deir Ezzor city on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, and 89 citizens including 35 children and 9 citizen women, were killed by the International Coalition strikes on cities, towns and villages of Al-Bokamal, Al-Mayadin, Mahkan, Al-Shuhail, Al-Shahabat, Mazlum and Khusham and several other areas in the countryside of the city, the strikes also resulted in the injury of more than 430 persons with varying degrees of severity, some of them are in serious cases, which may lead to the increase of the number of casualties.

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