المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In the most violent attack in a year… the “Islamic State” organization continues its attempts since the dawn of today to advance in Deir Ezzor city and its vicinity, violent explosions shake the neighborhoods

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that violent clashes are still taking place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against members of the “Islamic State” organization in the neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor, amid the sound of 6 explosions that shake Deir Ezzor city it is unknown yet whether they were caused by booby trapped vehicles or by detonating tunnels under buildings taken as positions by members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, and the clashes were focused in the neighborhoods of al-Senaúh, al-Jabilah, Rashdiyyah, al-Mowazzafin, al-Ommal, Resafa, al-Bogeleyyah and the area around Deir Ezzor airbase and the area around the Brigade 137, and the clashes were accompanied by airstrikes of the warplanes on the clash areas in the neighborhoods of the city and its northwest and on the area around the airbase and the Brigade 137, where the regime forces are trying to repel the violent attack by the organization in order to achieve advancement in the city and the area around the airport and the brigade, after days of preparation for these battles, which are the heaviest in Deir Ezzor since the “Islamic state” attack back in mid-January last year 2016 on the city, during of which the organization controlled large parts of al-Bogeleyyah area at ​​the northwest of Deir Ezzor city, and killed and executed nearly 150 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them and of families of NDF and national army members and members of the Baath Party from the city, in addition to kidnapping more than 400 people from the neighborhood and from northwest of Deir Ezzor, they were civilians and families of the gunmen loyal to the regime.

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