المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

A violent attack on the last and most important town of Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed in Yarmouk Basin and the regime forces escalate the intensity of their firepower to facilitate the control of Al-Shajarah town

Daraa Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: escalated successive explosions were heard in Al-Shajara town, as a result of the violent and intensive attack by the regime forces and their allies on the town, which is the last important town to be controlled by Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed which pledges allegiance to the “Islamic State” organization, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent and intensive shelling by the regime forces by rocket and artillery shells and missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, in conjunction with bombardment by warplanes and helicopters affiliated to the regime and Russia by missiles, bombs and explosive barrels, on Al-Shajara town and other areas in its vicinity in the western countryside of Daraa, amid violent clashes between the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them as well as the factions of the “reconciliation”, against the members of Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed, in an attempt by the regime forces to take the control of the town after they managed to reach its outskirts, and the regime forces are also working on intensifying their firepower to force the organization to withdraw, from the town, and confine it in the last 3 areas left for it, in the case of taking the control of Al-Shajarah town in the next few hours, while the clashes are coincided with exchange of targeting and the sound of violent explosions as a result of the shelling and the ongoing violent military operations in the area.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the fall of more casualties in the ranks of the both parties in the western sector of Daraa countryside, where it rose to 283, the number of casualties of the members of Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid which swore allegiance to the “Islamic State” Organization, who have been killed since the 19th of July 2018, the date of starting the regime’s operation against Jaysh Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed, and the Syrian Observatory documented the death of at least 94 members and officers of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, who were killed in the same period, also hundreds others in the ranks of the both parties were injured with varying severity, where the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that it monitoring a new advancement achieved by the regime forces in a continuation of their military operations in the area, where they took control of Abdeen town, and decreased the areas that are controlled by Jaysh Khalid to 4 areas; most notably al-Shajra town, while members of Jaysh Khalid are trying to re-control Abdeen, where a violent explosion shook the area, probably caused by detonating a booby-trapped vehicle by Jaysh Khaled which swore allegiance to the Organization in the area, which is the first advancement for the regime forces after the organization threatened to execute al-Suwaidaa abductees if the military operation did not stop on the 28th of July 2018, and they are at least 30 abductees including 14 woman and 16 children, where the organization threatened the regime through one of the kidnapped women from the villages in the countryside of al-Suwaidaa, who appeared in a video broadcasted by ISIS, where Mrs. Souad Adib Abu Ammar in the video asked the Syrian regime president Bashar al-Assad and the media millionaire Kinanah Hwyja to carry out the terms of the “Islamic State” organization, and release prisoners and detainees belong to or connected to the organization, and stop the military operation in Yarmouk basin in the western countryside of Daraa, also in the video footage the woman warned that the organization will execute them if these conditions were not implemented, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored this video raising resentment in the countryside of al-Suwaidaa, where anger and resentment prevail along with cautious anticipation for regime authorities’ reaction to the organization’s conditions, through which the organization set the regime in a deadlock, after ISIS linked the implementation of its conditions to the lives of the abductees females.

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