Security chaos in Deir Ezzor | IED explosion kills commander of Self-Defence Forces, while civilian dies of wounds in gunfire by unknown gunmen
Deir Ezzor Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have documented the death of a commander of the “Self-Defence Forces” and injury of others, after an IED explosion in their military vehicle in Jadid Ekaydat village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
On the other hand, a man died affected by the injury he sustained in gunfire by unknown gunmen near Al-Busayrah city in Deir Ezzor countryside. It worth noting that this civilian and his wife had sustained various injuries as unknown gunmen opened fire on their car in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. According to SOHR sources, the unknown gunmen had established a checkpoint near the railway tracks on the outskirts of Al-Busayrah city with the aim of robbing and looting civilians’ possessions and money after stopping their cars. While the civilian and his wife, who were taken later to Al-Fayhaa hospital in Al-Busayrah city, refused to stop at the checkpoint, so the gunmen opened fire on them.
As more 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 709 fighters, civilians, oil workers, and officials in service parties.
The Syrian Observatory documented the assassination of 250 civilians including 18 children and 13 women by armed cells in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, al-Hasakah countryside, al-Raqqah city and countryside, and Manbij area. In addition, 450 SDF fighters, including local leaders, were assassinated in the same areas.
Also, four members of International Coalition were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Human also documented tens of injuries due to these assassinations.