ISIS resurgence in rural Deir ez-Zor | Assassination on municipal employee, and throwing grenade at the house of Diban mayor
Deir ez-Zor province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
SOHR activists say that unidentified gunmen targeted a civilian working in al-Sha’ab municipality in al-Kubar town in Deir al-Zour in the western countryside of Deir al-Zour, killing him instantly.
The Syrian Observatory has also monitored the throwing of a grenade at the home of the mayor of Diban in eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, causing material damage.
Areas of rural Deir ez-Zor are witnessing a surge in Islamic State cells’ activities targeting both civilians and the SDF.
As daily fatalities are recorded and updated regularly, the number of people who were killed in areas within the four provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah and Al-Hasakah, in addition to the SDF-held area of Manbij in the north-east of Aleppo rose to 576 fighters, civilians, oil workers, and officials in service parties,
The Syrian Observatory documented the assassination of 201 civilians including 15 children and 11 women by armed cells in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, al-Hasakah countryside, al-Raqqah city and countryside, and Manbij area. In addition, 371 SDF fighters, including local leaders, were assassinated in the same areas.
Also four members of the International Coalition were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Human also documented tens of injuries due to these assassinations.