Artillery targeting by the SDF to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River leaves human losses • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Artillery targeting by the SDF to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River leaves human losses

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that 3 technical observers working in the oil wells which are located within the SDF-held areas, were found dead in the desert of Swidan Jazira in the countryside of Deir Ezzor province, without information about the reasons and circumstances of their death, while al-Susah area at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, which is controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, is witnessing shelling by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, targeting places in the area, which caused material damage, and resulted in the fall of casualties and wounded, while the SOHR published two days ago that it monitored the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition and in coordination with the Iraqi Forces; advancing and controlling the entire town of Baghuz on the Syrian – Iraqi border in the eastern banks of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after violent clashes since yesterday night against members of the “Islamic State” organization, where the sweep operation in the town is now underway, searching for members of the organization and dismantling the mines planted by members of the Organization, this control process came with rocket shelling support in addition to targeting by warplanes of the International Coalition for the clash areas every now and then, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday night that the SDF are seeking through this tactic to force the organization to surrender by confining it in the narrowest possible space, and with this control operation; the organization now has only got 3 areas under its control: Hajin, Susah and al-Shafa.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 12th of May 2018, that it obtained information from reliable sources which confirmed to the SOHR that the preparations of a massive military operation in ISIS last enclave in the east of the Euphrates River, are still continuing by the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition, and the sources confirmed to the SOHR that a coordination is underway between the Iraqi forces and the SDF, to start a military operation in the enclave of the organization which is located at the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, and composed of the villages and towns of Hajin, Abu al-Hassan, Sha’afah, Al-Baghuz as well as their farms, to end the presence of the organization in the area, where groups of the SDF met with groups of the Iraqi forces located on the Syrian Border from the side of Iraq, and they agreed on a mechanism to start the military operation against the organization in this enclave, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also obtained a video shows the SDF meeting with the Iraqi forces on the Syrian – Iraqi border, while shelling by the SDF is being carried out from time to time on ISIS controlled areas, in conjunction with rounds of clashes between the both parties in the vicinity of Hajin and other areas in the outskirts of the last remaining enclave of the organization on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River.