Violent clashes east of the Euphrates between ISIS against SDF and Coalition bombing leave casualties and injuries of ISIS • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Violent clashes east of the Euphrates between ISIS against SDF and Coalition bombing leave casualties and injuries of ISIS

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the violent clashes continue between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition, against the “Islamic State” organization in areas at the outskirts Gharanij town and other areas east of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in an attempt by each party to advance at the expense of the other, and the clashes were accompanied by violent airstrikes by the International Coalition causing the death and injury of large number of ISIS members in Hajin town.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the daily military and field developments, in the east of the Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the organization fights desperately to defense its presence in the area, and there are 5 villages and towns are fully controlled by the organization they are: Abu al-Hassan, Sha’afah, Susah, Al-Baghuz, Al-Bobadran and their districts, while there are 3 towns and villages are out of ISIS full control and they are: al-Bahra, Hajin and Gharanij, as the SDF control different parts in these 3 villages and towns, thus there are entire 5 villages and towns as well as parts of other 3 villages and towns still remaining under ISIS control, and the clashes are accompanied by exchange targeting and shelling on the clash areas, through which the SDF are trying to end the presence of the organization in the area, while it is noteworthy that this fighting and shelling which started again in early December 2017, due to a new attack carried out by the forces of “Al-Jazeera Storm” Operation, resulted in a new displacement towards the SDF-held areas and other areas far from the violent shelling and killing, and the SOHR monitored that the displaced people set up camps where they can stay until the end of the fighting or the control of the organization over their areas and towns- from which they have fled- ends.

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