Syrian airforce bombs ISIS-held areas in Deir ez-Zor, civilian casualties reported


A Syrian media activist who was covering news about battles in Deir ez-Zor, running amid shelling. File photo

ARA News

DEIR EZZOR The Syrian Airforce launched several airstrikes on Friday, hitting the town of al-Muhasan in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor. Civilian casualties were reported.

Al-Muhasan is held by the Islamic State (ISIS) militants. ISIS also controls major population centres in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate. 

“Syrian warplanes bombed al-Muhasan town with three airstrikes on Friday evening. The strikes targeted residential buildings, leading to casualties among civilians,” rights activist Bashir al-Hamid told ARA News. 

At least seven civilians were killed and 12 others were injured during the air raids.

“Rescue teams are still searching for victims under the rubble,” the local source reported.

In the meantime, clashes broke out between ISIS militants and the Syrian Army near the Sinaa District in Deir ez-Zor City. At least 20 ISIS militants and 14 Syrian soldiers were killed in the clashes, media activists reported.  

Reporting by: Haytham Mustafa

Source: ARA News


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