The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Few days after killing an Iranian officer and his companions in Al-Bokamal…the organization attack the regime forces and their allies fiercely on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River

At least 18 members of the regime forces and their allies were killed by suicidal attacks and an attack by ISIS on a front of 32 km in the west of the Euphrates River

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the “Islamic State” organization does not miss a chance to revenge for his massive loss in the west of the Euphrates River, and losing its presence in its villages, cities and towns, after its presence as an influent power was ended on the 6th of December 2017, as the western banks of the river witnessed several attacks with varied techniques, some of them were carried out by using booby trapped vehicles, others were carried out through attacks by single groups, while others were carried out though arranged attacks struck several positions, cities, towns and villages in the west of the Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and with the continuation of the revenge of the organization and carrying out such attacks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today the 25th of January 2018, ISIS stared to carry out a violent attack targeted the regime forces on a line stretched along 32 km on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River between Al-Mayadin area and Al-Salihiyah area.

The reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the violent clashes accompanied by intensive targeting on the clash areas amid explosions targeted the area, as a result of blowing members of the organization themselves in positions of the regime forces which left human losses in the ranks of their forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in which the SOHR documented until now the death of 18 members at least of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in addition of the fall of injuries, and the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of missing people and there is information about the death of others in the same attacks, and the SOHR also monitored the flight of warplanes and helicopters over the clash areas amid artillery shelling by the regime forces on areas in the west of the Euphrates River and positions of ISIS attacking groups, and information about casualties in the ranks of organization, in which 4 members of it blew themselves up by explosive belts targeting positions of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them.

And this attack comes in the wake of killing an Iranian officer and Afghan members accompanied him in Al-Bokamal city on the same banks in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that an assassination was carried out against an officer of the Iranian forces and 4 members and field commanders of the afghan militiamen, who were killed in Al-Bokamal city near the border line with Iraq, which the regime forces backed by the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, the Revolutionary Iranian Guards, Al-Nujaba’ Iraqi Movement, Liwa Fatemiyoun, the Iraqi Hezbollah, the Lebanese Hezbollah, Syrian and non-Syrian armed militiamen loyal to the regime, controlled about 10 weeks ago, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that ambiguity still surrounds the nature and the circumstances of the assassination against the Iranian officer and the 4 Afghan members and commanders, as the city is empty from any cells of the organization, while sources suggested that the assassination was carried out by bringing them by other persons then they were killed inside the city, by using sharp tools or silencers, while the regime forces and after this incident which took place about 4 days ago in Al-Bokamal city, warned their members and officers not to associate with the citizens of the city or its residents, and warned them to stay away of treating those residents.