المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Airstrikes leave 5 casualties at least west of Euphrates in the countryside of Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the warplanes carried out raids on areas in Al-Quriyah desert, they targeted a camp of the displaced people in al-Quriyah town east of Al-Mayadin city on the west banks of Euphrates River, killing 5 citizens including 2 women and 2 children, also the shelling injured other people, and warplanes targeted areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor with several raids, in conjunction with bombing by helicopters on the same area.

The Syrian Observatory published yesterday that it rose to 50 at least, the number of persons who were killed in 36 hours of aerial and artillery shelling since the 10th of November 2017 until the dawn of today the 12th of Sunday of the same month, and among the casualties there are 20 children under the age of eighteen and 6 citizens over the age of eighteen, and the casualties were 25 civilians including 15 children and 4 women were killed in shelling the sources said its source was the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, which targeted a camp area of displaced people of Bokamal in al-Sekkariyyeh area, and 5 casualties including 2 children and 2 women wert killed in bombing on the river crossing of al-Susah, and 6 people were killed in shelling on al-Ramadi river crossing, and 14 people including 3 children were killed in raids on al-Safafiyyah camp area and villages, and areas of al-Abbas, al-Marashdah, Sbikhan and Abu Hammam, also the aerial bombardment and artillery shelling have wounded tens of others, which may raise the death toll where some people are in critical situation, in addition to the presence of missing persons whose fate is unknown.

These successive massacres come as a retaliation by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities for their loss of al-Bokamal city, hours after controlling it, as a result of an offensive and violent attack by the “Islamic State” organization, where the organization inflected large number of casualties in the ranks of the loyal gunmen of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

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