The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Deir Ezzor explo*sion | Ten people ki*lled and injured in explo*sion in building affiliated to Iranian-backed militias

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have confirmed that the explosion which had hit Deir Ezzor city this morning was caused by an attack which targeted a building affiliated to Iranian-backed militias behind the cholera hospital in Al-Hemaydiyah neighbourhood. Uncertainty is still surrounding the circumstances of the attack which coincided with flight of drones over the region.


The explosion resulted in the death of four people and injury of eight others, including the driver of a truck carrying gas cylinders, which was parked near the targeted building.


SOHR sources have just reported hearing a loud explosion of unknown origin, which hit the area of the Iranian hospital in Al-Hemaydiyah neighbourhood, where plumes of smoke were seen in the city which is controlled by regime forces and Iranian-backed militias. Iranian-backed militias have cordoned the site where the explosion took place, while ambulances were seen rushing to the site.


SOHR activists documented the death of 16 Iranian-backed Syrian and non-Syrian militiamen in aerial and ground attacks in Syria in February 2023.


Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that Iranian-backed Afghan “Liwaa Fatemiyoun” deployed four artillery pieces and hided them among palm trees in an orchard in the vicinity of Al-Mayadeen city, “the capital of Iranian-backed militias in Syria,” after rehabilitating them.


According to SOHR sources in the region, Iranian-backed militias, including Afghan “Liwaa Fatemiyoun,” were seen on high alert over concerns of possible attacks on their positions in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.


SOHR activists had reported seeing Iranian-backed militias deploying the artillery pieces among palm trees in the vicinity of Al-Mayadeen and establishing stations of electronic warfare jamming systems in the vicinity of the city.