The renewed aerial bombardment kills about 10 people east of Deir Ezzor and raises to at least 230 -including more than 100 children and women- the number of people who were killed since the beginning of the first battle of Bokamal
Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: With the continuation of regime’s operations supported by their loyal gunmen of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities west of the Euphrates, and the return of military operations of the Syria Democratic Forces to the east of Euphrates River… the warplanes re-kill more people in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where warplanes -whose identity is not known whether they were Russian or regime’s warplanes- committed a massacre in the vicinity of al-Tawateha area opposite to Hajin area when the civilians were trying to cross the Euphrates River, and the massacre killed 5 citizens including 2 brothers, also others were injured in the same shelling, while 4 citizens were killed as a result of bombing by warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition on areas east of Euphrates River, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.
The SOHR documented since the 8th of November 2017, the date of starting the first control on Al-Bokamal city, until today the 1st of December 2017, the death of 230 Syrian civilians including 65 children below the age of 18 and 40 women, in shelling by the regime forces and the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, airstrikes by Russian and regime warplanes, airstrikes by the International Coalition’s warplanes. The martyrs are 170 citizen including 49 children and 33 women, who were killed in airstrikes by Russian and regime warplanes on villages and towns and cities of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and 26 citizens including 15 children and 5 women, who were killed in shelling, the sources said its source was the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, and 23 citizens including a women were killed in shelling by international coalition’s warplanes, and 11 citizens including a child and a woman who were killed in shelling by the regime forces by artillery and missiles shells on areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
This artillery, missile and aerial shelling targeted villages, cities and towns of Al-Bokamal, Marashdah, Sha’afah, Sbikhan, Al-Abbas, Al-Baghuz, Al-Siyyal, Hasrat, Al-Ghira, Hajin, and other areas on the banks of the Euphrates River, and the camps of Souh Al-Rifai, Al-Sukkariya, and gathering of civilians near water crossing between both banks, while the aerial and ground shelling left about 400 others injured with different severity, including tens of children and women, and some of the injured suffered imputations and permanent disabilities, while there is number of the missing, whose fate is still unknown, and some of the injured are still in serious conditions, which may increase the death toll.