Syrian regime forces target ISIS in Deir ez-Zor, casualties reported


Militants of ISIS. File photo

ARA News 

Deir ez-Zor, Syria – On Thursday, clashes broke out between the military forces of the Syrian regime and insurgents of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), an al-Qaeda offshoot, in the neighborhood of al-Jubaila in the city of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, locals reported.

Fayez Abdulaziz, a civil rights activist based in Deir ez-Zor, told ARA News that one of the IS radicals was killed during clashes with the pro-regime military forces in the neighborhood of al-Jubaila in Deir ez-Zor.

“The clashes coincided with pro-regime artillery shelling and missiles hitting the Hwaiqa and Sinaa neighborhoods in the city from their headquarters on the mountain overlooking Deir ez-Zor,” Abdulaziz said.

The source added that the regime forces targeted the village of Hatla with heavy artillery from their headquarters in the nearby mountain, while violent clashes took place between the radical group of IS and the regime forces in the vicinity of the military airport of Deir ez-Zor and the town of Jidaidat Sakr. No casualties were reported.

On Wednesday, the U.S.-led international coalition’s fighter jets launched two air raids on strongholds of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in the city of Deir ez-Zor, media activists in the city reported.

Activists told ARA News that U.S.-led strikes hit strongholds of the IS near the oil field of al-Jafrah east of Deir ez-Zor.

In Aleppo, the civil rights activist Imad Hussein, told ARA News that the 5 members of the regime forces were killed and several others were injured on Thursday, during clashes with fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the predominantly Kurdish neighborhood of Ashrafiyah in Aleppo, northern Syria, after the regime forces’ attempted to advance in the FSA-held neighborhood.

Hussein added that similar clashes broke out between the FSA fighters and the regime forces near the camp of Handarat in the northern countryside of Aleppo. No casualties were reported.


Reporting by: Adam Saleh and Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

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