Syria’s Deir ez-Zor in turmoil


The military airport of al-Kwayres in Deir ez-Zor province, eastern Syria. File photo

ARA News

Deir ez-Zor, Syria – Clashes continued between the militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) and the pro-regime military forces in the vicinity of the military airport of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria for the second successive week, locals reported on Monday.

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, civil rights activist Fayez Abdulaziz said that the clashes still continue between the regime army and IS group in the vicinity of the military airport and a number of nearby villages, amid shelling with heavy artillery and air raids by the pro-regime warplanes near the vicinity of the airport.

“One of the IS militants was killed Monday afternoon, during clashes with pro-regime forces near the military airport,” Abdulaziz reported quoting military sources.

This comes as IS-regime clashes extended into the districts of Hwaiqa and al-Mwazafeen in the city of Deir ez-Zor.

Meanwhile, the U.S.-led international coalition’s warplanes struck the industrial area in the town of al-Bukamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

No casualties were reported in al-Bukamal.


Reporting by: Adam Saleh

Source: ARA News

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