المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The Russian warplanes increase the range of their bombing and kill and injure more than 16 citizens by targeting them during their fleeing from the intensive bombing on Deir Ezzor city

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Russian warplanes and helicopters increased the range of their targeting in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city and its outskirts, in which the Russian warplanes and helicopters targeted areas at the western bank of the Euphrates River during the past 24 hours, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights observed that these warplanes carried out strikes targeted ferries which was carrying citizens fleeing from the intensive aerial and ground shelling, and the SOHR documented that 4 citizens were killed they are a man, his wife and two children, as well as the injury of more than 12 others with varying degrees of severity, by the strikes which targeted ferries between Al-Boleel area and the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, amid resentment prevails the area because of the targeting of citizens by warplanes which claimed that they came to “set the citizens free”, during their replacement from the intensive shelling on Deir Ezzor city and its countryside under the pretext of “fighting the Islamic State Organization”.

 It is worth to mention that the citizens turned to use ferries to travel between the western and the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, after most of the bridges over the river had been shelled, by Russian warplanes as well as the International Coalition warplanes during the past months, in which some ferries are used to transport citizens while the others are used to transport vehicles between the two banks.

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