Exclusive: SOHR Says 57 Killed, 20 Injured in Deir ez-Zur Raids
The death toll in the Israeli bombing on Deir ez-Zur governorate in Syria raised to at least 57 dead and 20 wounded, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) told See.
In statements to See, SOHR Head said that some of the dead people are members of the Syrian regime forces and the others are from the Iran-Baked militias.
He pointed out that the raids “resulted in the destruction of weapons depots.” It noted that the targeted sites are “militias of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Lebanese Hezbollah, and Fatemiyoun. These militias take from these sites centers for training and preparing fighters.”
On Tuesday, SOHR sources said that unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle targeted a car of a leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces on the highway near the town of Al-Shaddadi, south of Hasaka, injuring him.
This comes as part of the growing security chaos in SDF-held areas.
On January 10, reliable sources informed SOHR that unknown gunmen shot dead an Iraqi refugee living in Al-Bahsah village in rural Al-Shaddadi in Al-Hasakah countryside. According to SOHR sources, the young man survived an earlier assassination attempt as well as receiving threats of killing previously by ISIS cells.
On its part, the Syrian official news agency “SANA” said that After midnight, the Israeli enemy launched air aggression against the city of Deir ez-Zur and the Al Bukamal area in the southeastern countryside of the governorate.
A military source told SANA in a statement that at 01:10 on Wednesday dawn, the Israeli enemy carried out air aggression on Deir Ezzor City and al-Bukamal area.