SDF and the Coalition control the last town of ISIS in Syria and continue to advance to end it completely east of Euphrates after 18 weeks of continuous military operations
Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition forces continuous, to advance in what remained for the “Islamic State” organization at the east bank of Euphrates River, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory: the forces of SDF and the International Coalition have advanced last night, and they were able to control the whole town of al-Baghuz Foqani, and by that, the “Islamic State” organization has lost its last town in the Syrian territory, while the Syria Democratic Forces are sweeping the town in search of those who were hiding in it. They also continue their offensive towards the remaining farms and communities at the east bank of Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory monitored a large collapse in the ranks of ISIS members, after the exit of thousands of civilians within 24 hours of the Organization’s enclave after previous exit of thousands of people including hundreds of ISIS members, as well as the death of hundreds of ISIS members in the military operations that began on the 23rd of January 2019, and if the Syria Democratic Forces were able to control the remaining farms; then they will be ending the presence of the Organization in the east of Euphrates completely.
The Syrian Observatory published hours ago that it rose to 388 people including 141 children and 86 citizen women (including 226 Syrian citizens including 96 children and 57 women of Syrian nationality) since the 10th of December 2018, also it rose to 1168 the number of members and leaders of the “Islamic State” Organization, who were killed in the clashes, detonations and raids, while it rose to 630, the number of fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces who have been killed since the 10th of November to 10 December 2018, also the “Islamic State” Organization had executed more than 713 detainees, of who were arrested on various charges including security members and members of the Organization who tried to break away of it and escape its controlled areas, and the executions were carried out inside headquarters and detention centers of the Organization, and within its controlled areas which are today confined to the towns of Sha’afah, al-Susah, al-Baghuz and villages of Abu Hasan, Bo Badran, al-Marashdah, al-Shajla, al-Kashmeh, al-Safiya and al-Bukhatir suburb east of Hajin, which extends along the east bank of Euphrates, along with its last enclave in the deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzor.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a new batch of the people who got out of the enclave of the “Islamic State” organization, have been brought out and taken to the controlled areas of the Syria Democratic Forces, where the SOHR monitored the exit of 1500 persons of the citizens, families and ISIS members once remained in the organization’s enclave, including 200 members of the organization, aboard trucks and about 90 vehicles all got out of the enclave and reached the SDF-held areas, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory also monitored the exit of 6 trucks but it has not been known so far what inside them, while 3 other trucks got out and they were loaded with weapons which have been seized by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition from the “Islamic State” organization, rising the number of people who have gotten out to 4900 in the last 24 hours including 470 ISIS members, in conjunction with the continuation of the military operation in the area, and with the exit of more people from in the remainder enclave of the Organization it rose to 26950 the number of people who have gotten out of the organization’s enclave since early December 2018, of different nationalities of Syria, Iraq Russia, Somalia, Philippine and other Asian nationalities, and about 24900 of them have gotten out after the decision of the American president Trump to withdraw from Syria on the 19th of December 2018, including about 1770 members of the organization of those who infiltrated within the displaced people, and they were arrested after the residents recognized them and reported the security services about their infiltration, and the other group surrendered themselves after they managed to get out of ISIS last enclave, also people of those who fled confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the organization is greatly collapsed, and it cannot resist no more, where the organization depends in repelling the attacks, on the heavily-planted landmines, the booby trapped vehicles and the “suicide bombers”.
And the Syrian Observatory published on Tuesday, that the Syria Democratic Forces were able to achieve a new important advancement and control the entire town of al-Susah and its surroundings, besieging ISIS in al-Baghuz Foqani town and in villages and residential communities connected to it, with a combined area of about 15 square kilometers on the east bank of Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several reliable sources that the Syria Democratic Forces during their progress are still hampered by the heavily planted mines, while the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition are targeting positions of the Organization from the air if any resistance took place in the area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored at the same time the exit and entry of several American Hummer vehicles and military trucks, to and from the area of frontline area with what is left for of the enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization at the east bank of Euphrates River, while reliable sources suggested that the Coalition and SDF could within the next little time achieve a military victory in the area, while the Syrian Observatory published in the last hours that the “Islamic State” Organization continues its attempt to survive within the last of what remained for it east of Euphrates, which used to control large parts of it when it formed its “Caliphate”, where the Syria Democratic Forces together with ground forces of the International Coalition and the latter’s air support, clamp down more on the Organization which was stretching in the Euphrates river basin area on the east bank, with one area extending from Hajin to the Syrian-Iraqi border, where the Syria Democratic Forces were able to progress and besiege the Organization in al-Susah area and al-Baghuz Foqani town, after cutting its connections to the Iraqi territory and reducing its control in the rest of the areas that used to form the last enclave of the Organization in east Euphrates area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several sources that a few hundred members of the “Islamic State” Organization -most of them are of Iraqi, Asian, Arab and other Western nationalities- are still trying to counter the progression of the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, and try to expand its control in the east of Euphrates River by relying on what remained of “infiltrators and suicide bombers, and by detonating booby-trapped vehicles and relying on intensive mines planted by the Organization in the vicinity of its areas.