The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The escalation of the aerial bombardment results in a massacre in Deir Ezzor and kills 4 brother children and injures their father seriously

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: with the start of escalating the operations by the regime forces in Deir Ezzor city, the Russian warplanes as well as regime’s warplanes, started to escalate their strikes that targeted areas in the neighborhoods of the city as well as the areas that are still under the control of the “Islamic State” organization, and the warplanes carried out during the past 24 hours a massacre against citizens of one family, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 4 brother children by the raids on the city, while their father was injured seriously and his leg has been amputated.

These intensive raids on the city during the past 24 hours, coincided with the continuation of the violent clashes, between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in Deir Ezzor city, in an attempt by the regime forces to minimize ISIS scope of control and end its presence in the city, in which Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 22nd of October 2017, that the regime forces assigned Brigadier Suhail Al-Hassan, known as the “Tiger”, who leads the military operation in the province of Deir Ezzor, to completely control the whole city of Deir Ezzor, in which the regime forces reduced the areas controlled by ISIS and managed to control about 92% of the city, which is completely besieged by the regime forces. The expansion of the scope of control came after the regime forces managed to advance inside the city of Deir Ezzor during the past day, and control the neighborhoods of Al-Kanamat, Al-Khasarat, Old airport, half of Hawija Katea, with a cover of heavy and violent shelling.