About 100 airstrikes target Deir Ezzor and 10 days of battles and shelling kill more than 340 of the regime and the “Islamic State” organization
Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
The Russian warplanes and the regime’s warplanes continue carrying out their violent and intense airstrikes since the morning on areas of Deir Ezzor city and around it, and in the vicinity of its airbase and other areas south of the city. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed that the number of airstrikes is almost 100 airstrikes, in conjunction with violent clashes continue since the dawn of today on al-Ommal neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city and the cemeteries area near the city, between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic State” organization, and information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties.
The continued violent clashes between both parties, the renewed violent and intense bombardment and airstrikes, detonating booby trapped vehicles and exchange of targeting have raised the death toll in the city of Deir Ezzor, as a result of the most violent attack by the organization since about a year ago, it was started in the 14th of January 2017, where the Syrian Observatory for human rights documented the death of at least 340 people, including 18 children under the age of eighteen and 16 citizen woman over the age of eighteen, they are 78 including 18 children and 16 citizen women, where 45 persons including 9 children and 12 citizen woman were killed in bombing by warplane on Deir Ezzor city and the towns of Muhassan and Al-Boleel in its countryside, and 33 including 9 children and 4 citizen women were killed in shelling by the “Islamic State” organization on areas controlled by the regime forces in Deir Ezzor city, also it rose to 91 the death toll of members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, while it rose to 172, the death toll of members of the “Islamic State” organization of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including several field commanders one of them is the Real Estate Chief of “al-Khair State”, also tens of members of both parties were injured.