ISIL militants. File photo
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Deir ez-Zor, Syria – At least 4 casualties were reported dead on Sunday during clashes between militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and rebels of Shura al-Mujahideen Council in al-Bukamal town in Deir ez-Zor, east of Syria.
Fayez Abdul Aziz, civil activist based in the city of Deir ez-Zor , told ARA News that clashes broke out between the two sides in al-Bukamal town near the Syrian-Iraqi border, killing two civilians and two fighters of Shura al-Mujahideen Council.
Shura al-Mujahideen Council armed group is formed of the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) battalions, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic Front.
Meanwhile, ISIL militants targeted with heavy artillery al-Swe’iya village in the countryside of al-Bukamal city on Sunday evening. A 9-year-old boy was reported dead in the village, amid large surge of displacement among the villagers.
This coincided with the fall of mortar shells on al-Shihail town in Deir ez-Zor suburbs, launched from the ISIL-led bases in al-Kassar village.
Sundays’ developments were preceded by the bombardment of ISIL headquarters in al-Busaira town in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor by the Syrian air force.
Reporting by: Adam Saleh
Source: ARA News