المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More than 40 fighters were killed during hours of violent clashes in Yarmouk Basin west of Daraa and the factions recover what they lost for Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed

The violent clashes are still continuing between Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed which pledges allegiance to the “Islamic State” organization against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the rebel and Islamic factions, in areas in Yarmouk Basin west of Daraa, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the factions managed to advance again during the counter attack and regained the control of Sheikh Saad village after Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed had controlled it for hours in an attack it started yesterday after the midnight, while the violent clashes are still continuing in the areas of Ashtara, Jilin, Saham al-Golan, Al-Qusayr and other places in the area, accompanied by the continuation of the exchange of shelling between the both parties, and in the same context, the SOHR documented the fall of more human losses as a result of the shelling, detonation and violent clashes, where it has increased to 28 at least including a military commander, the number of the fighters of the factions who were killed in the clashes, while it has increased to 13, the number of casualties of Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed, where the bodies of some of them were hanged in the factions’ controlled areas in Tafas and other places, and the SOHR also documented the death of a citizen woman affected by the injury she has as a result of random shooting in Jilin in the ongoing clashes between the both conflicting parties.

It is noteworthy that Jaysh Khaled Ibn al-Waleed, which pledges allegiance to the “Islamic State” organization, controls an area of about 250 square kilometers, which is about 0.13 percent of the area of the Syrian territory and Jaysh Khaled Ibn al-Waleed exist in Yarmouk Basin in the western countryside of Daraa, which is adjacent to the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 17th of August 2017, that 28 persons at least were killed by the strikes carried out by warplanes whose identity is not unknown whether they are Israeli or related to the International Coalition, as 16 members at least of the army which pledges allegiance to the “Islamic State” organization, were killed, including 7 military and security commanders, including the leader of Jaysh Khaled Ibn al-Waleed, while 12 prisoners at least were killed in the court building, most of them are relatives of Abu Ali al-Bridi AKA “al-Khal” (the Uncle), who is the founder of Shuhada’a al-Yarmouk Brigade which turned to Jaysh Khalid Ibn Al-Walid Later, where the majority of the prisoners were arrested on charges of “storing weapons after the killing of al-Bridi in an explosion that targeted him with other leaders and members of the brigade in mid-November 2015”, and the strikes also resulted in the fall of injuries at that time, where Jaysh Khalid Ibn Al-Walid assigned a new leader, after the death of the third leader in the airstrikes during about 10 weeks, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published at the end of June 2017 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed by reliable sources that a warplane (which is still unknown whether it belongs to an Arab country or the International Coalition) targeted today a meeting of the first class leadership of Khalid Ibn al-Walid, of which Shuhada’a al-Yarmouk Brigade is its mainstay, in addition to the Islamic Muthanna movement, in Jellin town in the western countryside of Daraa city, where reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory that the commander-in-chief of Jaysh Khalid Ibn Al-Walid was killed with 3 sharia men and another prominent military commander and another commander, plus 4 members at least, the targeting also injured several others including commanders and Sharia men, which may raise in the death toll. in the same context, SOHR received confirmed information that Jaysh Khalid Ibn Al-Walid has appointed a new leader, it is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 7th of June 2017 that airstrikes were carried out by unidentified warplanes (it is not known whether they belong to the International Coalition or not) on Jomla area adjacent to the border with the occupied Syrian Golan, and on other places at Yarmouk valley in the western countryside of Daraa, killing and injuring tens of commanders and members of Jaysh Khalid Ibn Al-Walid which swore allegiance to the “Islamic State” organization, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, these warplanes targeted shortly before the midnight of Tuesday sites of Jaysh Khalid Ibn Al-Walid in Jomla area and areas close to it in the Yarmouk valley, which injured and killed tens of members, at least 12 of them were confirmed of the commanders and members of Jaysh Khalid Ibn Al-Walid which swore allegiance to the organization.

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