المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The fighting escalates in Deir Ezzor city with the continuation of the intensive aerial and ground shelling and the violent clashes continue in Khesham town

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent clashes are continuing between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities and the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in Deir Ezzor city, where the clashes are concentrated Al-Hwiqa and Al-Omal neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city, and the clashes are accompanied by shelling by the regime forces and by the warplanes on areas in the city, where the regime forces are trying to achieve further advancement in the city and end the presence of the “Islamic State” organization there, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 22nd of October 2017, that the regime forces assigned Brigadier Suhail Al-Hassan, known as the “Tiger”, who leads the military operation in the province of Deir Ezzor, to completely control the whole city of Deir Ezzor, in which the regime forces reduced the areas controlled by ISIS and managed to control about 92% of the city, which is completely besieged by the regime forces. The expansion of the scope of control came after the regime forces managed to advance inside the city of Deir Ezzor during the past day, and control the neighborhoods of Al-Kanamat, Al-Khasarat, Old airport, half of Hawija Katea, with a cover of heavy and violent shelling.

While the violent fighting is continuing between the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities and the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent fighting is concentrated between the both parties in Khesham town where the organization managed to force the regime to withdraw, in which the regime forces are trying to re-take the control over the entire town, and information about casualties in the ranks of the both parties, as a result of the clashes and the intensive shelling accompanied it.

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