المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More casualties raise to about 400, the number of people who were killed by the regime forces and their allies and ISIS members within 13 consecutive days of intense fighting

The operations of the regime forces continue in the western banks of Euphrates River, in an attempt to end the presence of the “Islamic State” organization in the last pocket left to it in the west bank of the Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas at the outskirts of the pocket located to the west of al-Bokamal city, and the clashes were caused casualties in the ranks of both parties, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of the commander of al-Fuhud Groups (The Panthers Groups) of the Tiger Forces led by the Brigadier General in the ranks of the regime forces Suhail al-Hassan, aka the “Tiger”, along with other members, and the number of casualties of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them of Syrian, Lebanese, Iraqi, Iranian, Afghan and Palestinian nationalities of who were killed in Al-Bokamal city and its vicinity and countryside, has increased to 202 members at least, including 86 Syrian members, and 15 members of the Lebanese Hezbollah, while the rest members are of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces as well as , Iraqi, Iranian and Afghan members, and the total death toll includes 30 members of who were killed in clashes in the vicinity and the countryside of Al-Bokamal, during the past 10 days, and the number of the casualties of the “Islamic State” organization who were killed in these clashes during the same period, has increased to 197 members at least, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the injury of tens of them with varying degrees of severity, which may raise the death toll, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published in the past hours that Few hours after the regime forces took the control of Al-Asharah town, they and the armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Iraqi, Lebanese and Asian nationalities imposed their control over the pocket which is located in the east of Al-Mayadin city, and where the “Islamic State” organization is still located in, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the regime forces managed to imposed their control over Al-Quriyah town in the west of the Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

This advancement enabled the regime forces to besiege the organization in its last pockets, including Hasarat town and Al-Siyyal area in the west of Al-Bokamal city, on the western bank of the Euphrates River, and if the regime forces manage to advance and take the control of this pocket, then they will end the presence of the organization in the west of the Euphrates River completely, while the destiny of ISIS members who were in the pocket of the east of Al-Mayadin city, is still unknown until now, also the area where they withdrew to is still unknown until now, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored during the past week, that it monitored the arrival of hundreds of the members of the “Islamic State” organization heavily armed with equipment and supplies of heavy vehicles and heavy and light weapons in the north-eastern countryside of Hama during the past 5 days, and sources reported that they came from the Syrian Desert that is controlled by the regime forces, and which these forces carried out wide attack on the positions of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in the area immediately after their arrival, as a result, clashes have been taking place since about a week, enabled the organization to achieve successive advancement and take the control of more than 20 villages and residential communities during the period between the 21st of November 2017, to 26th of November 2017, they are: Abu Hreik, Abul Kusour, Maasaran, Atshana, Ibbin, Jib Zureiq, Suruj, Shihat, Alya, Abu Marrw, Abu Khanadiq, Al-Wastiyyah, Al-Samiriyya, Rasm Al-Skaf, Janat al-Sawarnah, Tuwal Dabaghin, Jadida, Abu Ajwa, Anbaz, Talhan and other points and positions in the area.

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