المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing battles in the east of the Euphrates as "Al-Jazeera Storm" Operation Forces seek to end ISIS presence in the area

Deir Ezzor province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: the fighting is still ongoing between the SDF backed by the International Coalition against ISIS in areas east of the Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, as a result of ongoing attacks by “Al-Jazeera Storm” Operation Forces aiming to end the presence of ISIS in this area, and reduce its controlled areas in the province of Deir Ezzor and the Syrian territory. The fighting in Hajin town, monitored by the SOHR, is accompanied by an exchange of shelling between both parties in the clash areas, amid information about more human losses in the ranks of both parties.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that it 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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