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The International Coalition warplanes heavily target ISIS last enclave east of the Euphrates amid continued clashes between SDF against ISIS in places in the area

The International Coalition warplanes heavily target ISIS last enclave east of the Euphrates amid continued clashes between SDF against ISIS in places in the area

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Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continued violent clashes in areas within the enclave that is still controlled by the “Islamic State” organization and its outskirts in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, between members of the organization against the Syria Democratic Forces, and the clashes are concentrated in the areas of al-Kashmeh and Al-Bohassan at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, amid aerial and rocket shelling on the clash areas and ISIS controlled areas within its last enclave east of the Euphrates, where the SDF are still continuing their rocket shelling on ISIS-held areas, in addition to heavy bombardment carried out today evening, Monday, by the International Coalition warplanes along with dropping more than 20 light bombs on the area, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that it monitored 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 on Sunday, the 23rd of December 2018, it monitored the exit of more than 1000 citizens of children, women and elderly people, from ISIS controlled areas towards the SDF controlled areas, where they have been transferred to Al-Omar Oilfield, in preparation for being transferred to camps in the area of the Euphrates’ East, raising to 5000, the number of people who got out today of the organization’s enclave, large numbers of them are of Iraqi nationality, and this is the largest mass displacement from ISIS enclave east of the river, and the first exit of displaced people from the enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization after the US decision to withdraw their forces from the east of Euphrates, raising to more than 7400, the number of civilians of women, children, and elderly who have gotten out of the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas and its last enclave; towards the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas since the 30th of November 2018, and it is not known yet the number of remaining civilians in the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas, where the local sources that managed to escape the enclave confirmed that the Organization is executing anyone tries to escape on charge of “getting to the lands of infidels,” where those who came out have risked their lives in exchange for reaching the area.

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.

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