After the progress of SDF in ISIS enclave again, clashes continue between both parties amid attempts by each party to control more areas at the expense of the other
Xeber24.net – SOHR
Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monored the continuation of the military operations, of the Syria Democratic Forces at the expense the “Islamic State” organization, within its last enclave and its outskirts in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, where clashes between both parties continue on the areas of al-Kashmeh and Abu Hassan at the east bank of Euphrates River, after the Syria Democratic Forces advanced yesterday in Abu Hassan area, amid confirmed information about their control of it, while the continuous clashes were accompanied by rocket shelling targeted sites and areas controlled by the Organization within its enclave , The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the violent clashes are still continuing between the Syria Democratic Forces against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the outskirts of the enclave left under the control of the organization, on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the SDF managed to achieve advancement in the area, where they advanced into Abu Al-Hassan area amid confirmed information about taking the control of the area, which enable them to encircle the organization’s groups in Abu Khater area in the eastern suburbs of Hajin town, and clamp down on the organization even more in its last enclave at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, the clashes are also continuing in Al-Kashmeh area adjacent Abu Al-Hassan area, where they are accompanied by bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes on ISIS controlled areas and positions in the clash areas and the rest of the enclave, amid exchange artillery and rocket shelling between the both parties, and this is the first rapid advancement by the SDF which is coincided with a wide displacement movement of more than 5000 persons who have left the enclave that the organization controls, where they headed towards the SDF-held areas, the SOHR also monitored the raise of the SDF fighters’ morale with this advancement, along with their determination to achieve further advancement and end the presence of the organization in this military campaign, the SOHR also monitored the entry of 3 carriers carrying 2 minesweepers and a bulldozer, to the contact lines with the organization.
While the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that US vehicles continue to move within bases of the International Coalition east Euphrates and in the front lines with the “Islamic State” Organization, as the Syria Democratic Forces continue to pressure the enclave of the “Islamic State” organization, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the entry of 10 American Hummer vehicles to the front lines in the afternoon of Sunday, the 23rd of December, after that departure of 5 vehicles from it and 5 cars from the front area was noted, in conjunction with the progress of the Syria Democratic Forces in areas al-Shafa town in the same enclave, amid caution advancement of the Syria Democratic Forces as the result of the planted mines which are being dismantled and detonated, also the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Syria Democratic Forces were able to press on all front areas with the Organization from the desert side near the Syrian – Iraqi border, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored since 22:00 pm yesterday until 3 am on Sunday; successive bombing by warplanes of the International Coalition.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the Syria Democratic Forces were able in their attack which took place during the last 48 hours, to kill at least 19 members of the “Islamic State” Organization, the bodies of most of them are with Syria Democratic Forces, and the Syrian Observatory was able to obtain images about that, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information about killing more ISIS members in the clashes at the eastern suburbs of Hajin, and other areas of the enclave and its outskirts, and information about casualties in the ranks of the Syria Democratic Forces, and this is considered the first violent attack by the “Islamic State” organization, after the decision of the US President Donald Trump to withdraw the forces of its country from the east of Euphrates, on the 19th of December 2018, raising to 988, the number of fighters of the “Islamic State” organization who were killed in the bombing, clashes, bombardment, and raids within the last enclave of the organization since the 10th of September of 2018, and the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 545 members of the Syria Democratic Forces since the 10th of September 2018, also, the Syrian Observatory published about 48 hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a new shipment arrived in the east of Euphrates area for the second day in a row, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: tens of trucks carrying military vehicles, logistical equipment, weapons, ammunition and fuel for warplanes and vehicles had arrived on Friday the 21st of December 2018, to the base of the International Coalition, which it started building it yesterday, Thursday, where the Syrian Observatory published on Thursday that a new shipment of logistical equipment, weapons, and fuel arrived in the east of Euphrates area, coming from the Kurdistan area of Iraq to the bases of the International Coalition in the area, and the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that tens of trucks loaded with fuel of warplanes and vehicles, weapons, military and logistical equipment headed towards the countryside Deir Ezzor, towards the base of the International Coalition, which it began to establish on Thursday, the 20th of December 2018, where the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the International Coalition in Deir Ezzor is building a new military base east of Euphrates within the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the International Coalition is establishing a military base in Hajin area located on the outskirts of ISIS-controlled enclave at the east bank of Euphrates River, which was controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, where the Syrian Observatory received photos showing the operation of establishing the military base, and this comes at a time where are discussions are underway among the leadership of the Syria Democratic Forces, confirmed by sources for the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that if the Turkish military operation starts (for which preparations are underway in the border between the Tigris and Euphrates and Manbij area), the SDF intent to withdraw all their fighters from the fronts with the “Islamic State” Organization, and move them to the front lines with the Turkish Forces and the factions operating under their commands , after stopping the military operation against the “Islamic State” Organization at the east banks of Euphrates River, which is still composed of the towns of al-Susah, Shafa, and al-Baghuz and the villages of Shajla, Safafiyyah, Bo Badran, Bukhatir, Abu Hasan, and Marashdah.