International Coalition warplanes and artillery escalate the shelling against ISIS enclave with constant clashes between the latter and SDF
Xeber24.net – SOHR
Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of the military operation against what remained of the last enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization, at the east bank of Euphrates River, where the Syrian Observatory learned that the International Coalition warplanes on Tuesday morning the first of January of 2019; returned to target areas of control of the Organization and its locations, in its enclave on the east bank of Euphrates River, in conjunction with shelling by their artillery on the same areas, amid continued clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, and the Syrian Observatory monitored the entry of a new convoy of vehicles belong to the International Coalition to the front line after midnight of yesterday, following artillery and aerial bombardment by the International Coalition on the area, and the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting on the clash areas between both parties.
The Syrian Observatory published in the past hours that the Syrian Observatory monitored counterattacks by members of the Organization against sites of SDF east of Hajin area, accompanied by bombardments and targeting amid information about casualties, in an attempt by the organization the disperse Syria Democratic Forces and drift them from main fighting area, in order to prevent the clamp down on it, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday Monday, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continued clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in places in ISIS last enclave in the area of east Euphrates, and the SOHR learned that the violent clashes are still continuing accompanied by more exchange of targeting, while the Syrian Observatory monitored renewed bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes and artillery on the controlled areas and positions of the organization, in an attempt to form a cover of fire power under which the Syria Democratic Forces be able to achieve further advancement into Al-Sha’afah and the rest areas, while information was received about the entry of trucks loaded with foodstuffs, sheep and medicine, to the controlled areas of the organization, while several reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory, that Al-Bayan Radio Station affiliated to the “Islamic State” organization is still broadcasting its programs and news, despite the violent and heavy shelling by the International Coalition and by the SDF, and despite the violent fighting in the east of the Euphrates, where the sources confirmed that they listen daily to the news that are being broadcasted in the area.
The Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that more than 100 persons managed to get out of the enclave of the “Islamic State” organization, towards the controlled areas of the Syria Democratic Forces in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, where the SOHR monitored the exit of more than 100 persons aboard vehicles of the Syria Democratic Forces, where they were transported to major camps in order to be distributed later on camps guarded by the SDF, while the SOHR learned that more than 15 families believed to be of non-Syrian nationalities, of women and children, are still located in the area of Al-Tank Oilfield, where they have been maintained by the SDF and the International Coalition and the reasons for maintaining them are unknown so far, and with the leaving of more persons, it rose to 11450, the number of people who have gotten out of the organization’s enclave in December 2018, of different nationalities of Syria, Iraq Russia, Somalia, Philippine and other Asian nationalities, and about 9350 of them have gotten out after the decision of the American president Trump to withdraw from Syria on the 19th of December 2018, also the Syria Democratic Forces managed to arrest more than 500 members of the “Islamic State” Organization, of who infiltrated with the displaced people and fled the “Islamic State” organization’s-controlled areas, the sources confirmed that most of the arrests were carried out after information from the people who got out of the enclave about their infiltration, while others have surrendered themselves after they managed to leave ISIS last enclave.
The SOHR also published hours ago, that the military operations are still continuing at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent and heavy bombardment by the International Coalition warplanes on Rawda area and other areas in the enclave of the “Islamic State” organization, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the bombardment started at 19:00 and lasted for about half an hour, amid violent clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces against the organization, in areas in the outskirts and vicinity of the enclave that ISIS controls, in the east of the Euphrates, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the SDF managed to achieve advancement into new positions and points, and held their control in them, in an attempt to clamp down on the organization even more in the area, and force it surrender, after the choice of easy fleeing from the enclave have been evaporated, and the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, while the clashes were also coincided with aerial and ground shelling by the International Coalition on the clash areas, and the SOHR monitored the entry of a column of the International Coalition composed of 9 Hummer vehicles and 2 military trucks to the areas of the front opposite ISIS controlled areas.