The “Islamic State” meet sheikhs of the clans in the countryside of Deir Ezzor and ask them to participate with the organization in fighting against the “infidels”
The activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights were informed by reliable sources that the public relations office of the “Islamic state” organization in the countryside of Deir Ezzor held a meeting with the sheikhs of the clans of Deir Ezzor, and the sources said that the meeting took place in the town in the desert of al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and was attended by Sheikh of one of the clans of al-Eqydat tribe, and another Sheikh of al-Bakkara clan as a representative of them, in addition to some clans sheikhs of al-Bokamal and the sheikhs of Busraya clans, and from the organization attended local members in the organization, including Abu Ayman al-Shami and Abu Yasser al-Maghrebi, while the sources confirmed to the activists of the Observatory that the meeting discussed “the need for the sheikhs of the clans and their clans to support the Islamic state in the fighting against the infidels”, also the sources reported that the meeting was held without swearing allegiance by the clans to the organization, in the meeting several agreements was done and kept without mentioning, and that the organization filmed the meeting.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published today that the northern western section of Der-Ezzor city and al-Bogeleyyah area are still witnessing violent clashes between regime forces and IS since the Jan/16 amid heavy bombardment by regime forces and aerial bombardment leading to more human losses in both sides, 200 soldiers were killed including 48 were executed, while no less than 110 IS were killed during the same period 30 of them detonated themselves with cars and belts. Sources reported to SOHR that the IS was observing the area and waiting for the sand storm in order to perform its massive attack and take control on al-Bogeleyyah area, Ayash, and al-Saeqa camp, as it took control on the private university of al-Jazeera, farmlands around Der-Ezzor city, and al-Hajif strategic hill and seizing large amount of weapons.
SOHR activists were informed that the IS released no less than 270 detainees of the 400 who have been kidnapped in the 16th of Jan in al-Bogeleyyah area in Der-Ezzor city, the 270 included children under the age of 14, women, and men above the age of 55. Confirmed reports that the IS will investigate the rest and whoever was dealing with regime forces will be attending a Shariaa course. The IS also arrested 50 men during raids in al-Bogeleyyah.
The aerial bombardment and artillery bombardment killed 42 civilians including 9 children and 4 women in Der-Ezzor, The IS killed a woman and a child by targeting regime controlled areas in Der-Ezzor city with rockets.
Since the beginning of 2015, the IS imposing a strict siege on the neighborhoods of al-Jora, al-Qosour, Harabish, and al-Bogeleyyah which are controlled by the regime in Der-Ezzor. The Siege started by preventing food and medical aids from entering these neighborhoods, what rose the prices of the food and supplements, 250,000 civilians are suffering the lack of food and aids amid wide migration of civilians toward the surrounding areas due to the military operations and heavy bombardment.