المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The coordination continues between SDF and the Iraqi forces, SDF carry out a new attack to end ISIS in its last pocket on the eastern banks of Euphrates

The eastern banks of Euphrates River near the Syrian – Iraqi border are witnessing violent clashes, between the “Islamic State” organization against the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition, where the clashes are concentrated in al-Baghuz Foqani area which is controlled by ISIS, and it is separated by a hill from al-Baghuz Tahtani which was controlled by Syria Democratic Forces a few days ago, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Syria Democratic Forces began a new attack, in order to tighten the grip more on the organization in its last pocket on the eastern banks of Euphrates River, and the clashes are accompanied by intense shelling and violent clashes between both parties, amid the flight of International Coalition warplanes in the skies area, and targeting sites controlled by the organization every now and then, and confirmed information about casualties in the ranks of both parties.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on the 14th of May 2018 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.

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