ISIL struggles for control over Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

ISIL militants. File photo

ARA News

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


  1. Babagana Muhammad tahir
    September 23, 2014 at 9:18 am


    accept dialog because Islam give everybody’s freedom of his religion. stop fighting and return to peace only Allah is perfect let go back to Qur’an Surat Al-Baqarah vers 256

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