المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The most violent clashes are taking place in Al-Mayadin and the regime forces under the command of the Russian forces take the control of 4 neighborhoods there about 72 hours after they were expelled from the west of the city

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today the 12th of October 2017, that fierce clashes are taking place in Al-Mayadin city, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, between the members of the “Islamic State” organization against the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent clashes are concentrated in the western and the north-western sections of the city, as a result of violent attack by the regime forces started today from several areas, in which the regime forces managed by their the widest and the most violent attack on Al-Mayadin, and with the support of the armed militiamen loyal to them an a cover of intensive violent shelling, as well as the command of the Russian forces, to enter Al-Mayadin city, which the organization took as the capital of “Al-Khair State”, and to take the control of the neighborhoods of Al-Bel’oom, al-Sena’aa and Al-Ballut at the entrance and in the northern and the western outskirts of Al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and Al-Tybah neighborhood in the south-west of the city, thus, they managed to block the road between Al-Mayadin and Al-Bokamal, and to retake the control of the western section of the city including Rahba Citadel, Al-Furn Al-Aly and the Silos and other positions, and if the regime forces managed to complete to wrap around from the south-west of the city or to control the whole of the city, they will besiege the organization in all the villages extended on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River from Al-Mayadin to the east of Deir Ezzor city, and the fierce clashes between the both parties are accompanied by exchange of intensive violent shelling between the both parties, and raids by the Russian warplanes as well as regime’s warplanes on the controlled areas of the organization there.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning, that it learned from a number of reliable sources, that these successive attacks came as a result of the arrival of great military reinforcements to the “Islamic State” organization in Deir Ezzor province, in which the sources confirmed to the SOHR that about 1000 commander and fighters of the organization had arrived at its controlled areas in Deir Ezzor countryside, during the past 72 hours, of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, most of them are of Asian nationalities, and some of the fighters are of a brigade called “Al-Qa’qa’ Brigade” operating in Iraq, and the fighters deployed in different fronts in Deir Ezzor and the Syrian Desert, after two weeks of the arrival of hundreds of fighters of ISIS from Iraq of non-Syrian nationalities, who carried out side by side with the members existed before, an attack on the Syrian territory which targeted the western desert of Deir Ezzor and the eastern and the south eastern countryside of Homs, the SOHR also obtained information form reliable sources, that the 1000 fighters coming from Iraq, are gathering in a front in the “Islamic State” organization called “Al-Qaradish” which is composed of fighters Uzbek, Tajik, Azeri and Turkistan nationalities, in which this front received the command of the military operations in Al-Mayadin city and the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and it’s known about this front that it doesn’t trust the Syrian or the Arab members operating in the “Islamic State” organization.

While these clashes left a large number of casualties in the ranks of the both parties, in which it has increased to 569 members of the both parties of who were killed since the 28th of September 2017, until the 12th of October 2017, in which the death toll has increased to 271 members at least of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, including 26 members of the Lebanese Hezbollah and about 100 members of the militiamen loyal to the regime forces of non-Syrian nationalities, while the death toll rose to about 298 members of ISIS of who were killed by blowing themselves up by using explosive belts and by booby trapped vehicles and in artillery and rocket shelling and raids and clashes against the regime forces in the areas where they attacked.

 

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