8 Casualties including 3 children in a massacre committed by International Coalition warplanes in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 8 people at least including 3 children, all of them were killed in a massacre carried out by warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition, which targeted areas in al-Baghuz Foqani village which is under the “Islamic State” organization’s control near Hajin town, dawn of today Thursday, the 31st of May 2018, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, while efforts continue with notables from Hajin town located in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in attempts to make members of the “Islamic State” organization in the town surrender, where the town is besieged by the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition, and in the same context, the International Coalition warplanes are expected to drop leaflets on sites of the “Islamic State” organization in the Hajin, al-Shafa town and Susah, where tens of thousands of leaflets have been prepared, they contain calls for the organization to surrender in the clash areas on the eastern banks of Euphrates River, while Hajin town is witnessing shelling every now and then by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from reliable sources reported that there are more than 65 first-rank commanders of the “Islamic State” organization in Hajin town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the majority of them are of Iraqi nationality in addition to foreign nationalities, and the sources have also reported to the Syrian Observatory that there are more than 800 detainees of the “Islamic State” organization in Hajin town, their fate is unknown until the moment.
Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information from several reliable sources, confirming that military operations at the time of their launch against the last enclave the “Islamic State” organization in the east bank of Euphrates River, starting with rocket shelling by the French and American forces on sites and areas controlled by ISIS, in a prelude for the ground attack which YPG intended to carry out, and when controlling the area the Kurdish forces will carry out sweep operations, then joint Arab and Kurdish Forces of SDF will settle in the area, protect and secure it after expelling the organization from it.
The past 24 hours witnessed advancement operation by the Syria Democratic Forces with the support of French and American forces, where they controlled a strategic hill near al-Baghuz Foqani area, after violent clashes between SDF and ISIS, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas between both parties, and rocket shelling on the areas controlled by the organization during the last night’s hours.