A booby trapped vehicle on Al-Tojjar Road in the east of Deir Ezzor kills and injures more than 220 persons near the biggest gas field in Syria and raises the food prices in the controlled areas of the organization • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

A booby trapped vehicle on Al-Tojjar Road in the east of Deir Ezzor kills and injures more than 220 persons near the biggest gas field in Syria and raises the food prices in the controlled areas of the organization

The number of casualties is increasing as a result of the bloody explosion which took place in the east of the Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, last nigh the 4th of November 2017, in which the number of casualties of whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights until now, has increased to 75 persons at least including tens of children and citizen women, while more than 140 persons were injured with varying degrees of severity, as a result of detonating a booby trapped vehicle by the “Islamic State” organization, that targeted a gathering and a column of the displaced people, in the area between the field of Al-Azba and Koniko gas field, in the east of the Euphrates River, and two members at least of the Syria Democratic Forces were killed in the explosion, and 4 others were injured with varying degrees of severity, and the death toll may increase due to the presence of tens of injuries in critical cases.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the explosion which carried out on the road that is known as Al-Tojjar Road, and which foodstuffs and vegetables pass through, to the controlled areas of the organization, which resulted in closing the road, the matter which resulted in the increase of the prices of the foodstuffs to triple in the controlled areas of the organization, on the eastern and the western banks of the Euphrates River.

It is noteworthy that a similar detonation was carried out on the 12 of October 2017, and it also targeted a gathering of the displaced people and the Syrian Observatory published then that 18 people at least were killed, they were civilian displaced people from Deir Ezzor province and members of the Internal Kurdish Security Forces “Asayish”, they were killed when a member of the “Islamic State” organization detonated himself in a gathering of displaced people in Abu Fas area south of Al-Hasakah province at the administrative borders of Deir Ezzor province, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the detonation was carried out by detonating a booby trapped truck carried furniture in a gathering of trucks in the area, in which the explosion caused other explosions that rocked the area one of them was of an explosion of a fuel truck, and it does not known until now if there was another suicidal detonation, and the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of a large number of injuries, some of them have seriously wounded, the activists of the Syrian Observatory in the area also monitored resentment among the displaced people who escaped from the bombardment and the ongoing clashes in Deir Ezzor as a result of the long wait in the area and preventing them by the SDF to enter immediately to the camps, it is noteworthy that tens of displaced people were lost due to hurrying and heading to the desert as a result of the suicidal explosion, amid fears of being targeted by the International Coalition warplanes believing that they are members of the “Islamic State” organization.