المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

72 hours of violent battles in Deir Ezzor kill more than 120 persons and besiege the regime and its controlled areas within the first besiege, amid intense aerial bombardment by the Russians and the regime

Deir Ezzor city is witnessing since morning a calm atmosphere interrupted by exchange of shelling between the “Islamic State” organization against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, the calm came after 4 days of attack by the organization on regime forces’ controlled areas in Deir Ezzor city and its surroundings, it is the most violent attack since the attack year ago on al-Bogeleyyah area by members of the organization, at the northwestern outskirts of the city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed that the Russian warplanes as well as regime’s warplanes have carried out tens of raids during the last hours of the yesterday on neighborhoods of the city, on the clash areas and on the mountain overlooking Deir Ezzor city.
In the third day of the attack, the organization was able to achieve an important advancement and control al-Jaryah residential project and locations and in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor airbase, and also they cut road of supply from the city to Deir Ezzor airbase, which enables the organization to divide the city into two parts, eastern and western, separated by the area that the organization advanced to, also the organization was able to achieve advancement in al-Ommal neighborhood in the city.

The continuation of the intensive air raids by the warplanes of the Syrian and Russian regimes, while the continuation of heavy shelling by the regime forces on the neighborhoods of the city and on the clash areas and on locations controlled by the “Islamic State” organization in the city, along with the recent shelling on areas controlled by the regime forces in the city, with clashes between both parties… all of that have increased the death toll during the past 72 hours the, where it rose to 122 at least, the number of persons killed Deir Ezzor city and its vicinity and countryside, where it rose to 27, the number of civilian casualties, they are 16 including 2 citizen women and a child were killed in shelling the “Islamic State” organization on regime forces’ controlled areas in Deir Ezzor city, and 6 civilians including a woman and her child and 2 other citizen women were killed in strikes by warplanes on areas in Muhassan town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and 5 including 2 children and 2 citizen women were killed in airstrike on Deir Ezzor city, also it rose to 37, the number casualties of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, while it rose to 58 the number of members of the “Islamic State” organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, while tens of civilian citizens and other members of both parties were injured.

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