المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces and Russian forces besiege the “capital of al-Khair State” and close all land roads with the city’s countryside

After defeating the regime 72 hours ago in its outskirts… “al-Qaradish” loses the first confrontation against the regime forces within al-Mayadin city

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them and led by the Russian forces, and by their continued attack in al-Mayadin they were able to besiege al-Mayadin city by closing all the land roads to the northwest, east and southeast of al-Mayadin city, which connects between the city, al-Bokamal area, the eastern countryside of al-Mayadin and its northwestern countryside, in addition to closing the roads leading to the western desert, and if the “Islamic State” organization -whose operations are led by the “Qaradish” forces who are composed of fighters of Uzbek, Tajik, Azerbaijani and Turkestani nationalities– decided to withdraw from al-Mayadin then it has only the Euphrates River to cross, which it is difficult to cross due to the continuous monitoring by the Russian warplanes for the river and their frequent targeting of the farriers and the banks of Euphrates.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that 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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