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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Renewed clashes on the outskirts of the last ISIS enclave in the eastern banks of Euphrates River

Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored clashes at a violent pace after midnight of yesterday, in areas on the outskirts and vicinity of Hajin town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition against members of the “Islamic State” organization, accompanied by sound of violent explosions caused by targeting by warplanes of the International Coalition for sites controlled by the “Islamic State” organization every now and then, where these clashes come within an attack by members of the Organization on SDF sites; in an attempt to inflict material and human losses, amid information about casualties and injuries in the ranks of both parties.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 1st of June 2018 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from reliable sources who confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that; the Syria Democratic Forces process and the International Coalition will start a military operation during the coming hours against the “Islamic State” organization in the southern countryside of Hasakah, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the military forces have started their preparations to launch a large-scale military operation against the organization in its remaining enclave at the southern countryside of al-Hasakah, which is connected to the organization’s enclave in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where fighters were put on alert and the artillery and military vehicles are being prepared, in conjunction with the flight of warplanes of the International Coalition in the skies of the area, in preparation for the launch of the operation. And on the other side, the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas are also on alert by members of the “Islamic State” organization, in preparations to repel the attack through which the Syria Democratic Forces and forces of the coalition seek to end the existence the organization in al-Hasaka province and the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which leave the organization with its last enclave at the east bank of Euphrates River, which SDF and the Coalition failed to control.

The Syrian Observatory published about 72 hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the stop of clashes and military operations east of Euphrates River against the “Islamic State” organization, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory from reliable sources: the military operation of Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition Forces and warplanes, have stopped again, where it had stopped on 22nd of May and then it started again on the 24th of the same month, then it stopped once more during the last 24 hours, following the failure of SDF and the International Coalition to advance in the last remaining enclave of ISIS at the eastern banks of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and after their failure to break into Hajin town for which the Organization desperately fought to repel the attack on the town and on the rest of the enclave.

Reliable sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the course of military action east of Euphrates River is diverted, where preparations are underway to carry out a wide military operation in the remaining enclave of the Organization in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah; which is connected with the Organization’s enclave in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor the near the Syrian-Iraqi border, where the enclave witnessed artillery shelling in the past hours targeted Tal al-Shayer area in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah, but it was not known whether the source of the artillery shelling was the Syria Democratic Forces or the Iraqi forces.

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