Violent fighting between the SDF and ISIS in Al-Sur town • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Violent fighting between the SDF and ISIS in Al-Sur town

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent clashes are still taking place between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by warplanes of the International Coalition and the US Special Forces on one hand, and the members of the “Islamic State” organization on the other, in Al-Sur town which is controlled by ISIS in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, amid bombing by the International Coalition warplanes on areas in the town, and information about casualties and wounded, where the SDF are trying to achieve an advance in the area, and the clashes are accompanied by exchange of shelling between the both parties.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that the forces of Deir Ezzor Military Council and the Kurdish Units managed to control the village of al-Kubar Jazeera, which is opposite to the area of al-Kubar Shamiyyah  which is controlled by the regime forces and was shelled by Israel ten years ago on the pretext of the presence of a nuclear reactor there, and the clashes were accompanied by an exchange of shelling between both parties, leaving confirmed human losses in their ranks, while The process of controlling the villages comes within the attempt of the SDF to end the presence of ISIS east of the Euphrates and in the northwestern countryside of Deir Ezzor, In which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 8th of January 2017 that an airdrop took place that afternoon, in Al-Kubar area in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, and which is near Madan area east of Al-Raqqah, and in the details obtained by SOHR then, 4 helicopters, believed to be related to the International Coalition, and whose nationalities are not known until now, landed in the area which is located between the villages of Al-Kubar and Al-Jazrah in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, accompanied by two warplanes in order to protect and cover the place, where a car was carrying members of ISIS was targeted, which resulted in the deaths of all those who were in the car, and the members who landed from the helicopters held blocks on the road between Al-Kubar village and the nearby Water Station, and between it and Al-Jazrah village, and the sources confirmed to SOHR then that among the members who carried out the airdrop in Al-Kubar area there were members speak Arabic, and did not expose to citizens who passed through the area at that time of the airdrop, while the airdrop’s members attacked the Water Station which is near Al-Kubar village, where members of ISIS were killed and arrested, and all the dead bodies of organization were taken by the airdrop’s members during leaving the area, and the sources confirmed that the operation took place yesterday afternoon and lasted until 4 pm, and that the planes were seen coming from the north of Syria, the operation resulted in the killing of 25 members at least of ISIS in addition to capturing of other members of the organization.

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