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Deir ez-Zor, Syria – Amid clashes with opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the pro-regime military forces bombed with heavy artillery several neighbourhoods in the city of Deir ez-Zor, east of Syria, on Wednesday.
Fayez Abdul Aziz, civil rights activist from the city of Deir ez-Zor, stated to ARA News that the regime forces (stationed on the mountain overlooking the city) shelled al-Hiweqa, al-Jubailah and al-Sina’a neighbourhoods with heavy artillery, coinciding with clashes between the pro-regime forces and rebels of the FSA at the outskirts of the same neighbourhoods.
Meanwhile, the pro-regime forces (stationed in the district of Jura) shelled by tanks al-Rushdiya neighbourhood on Wednesday evening, while a ground-ground missile dropped on a populated street in the neighbourhood. No casualties reported.
On the other hand, sources confirmed the death of a rebel leader during clashes between the Syrian rebels and ISIL group in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor.
Talking to ARA News, Wael al-Dakheel, media activist from Deir ez-Zor, said: “Clashes erupted between al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and FSA-linked fighters of Shura al-Mujahideen Council in al-Huraija, in Deir ez-Zor countryside.”
“Leader of Shura al-Mujahideen Council was reported dead during the clashes,” al-Dakheel said.
Shura al-Mujahideen Council includes several factions such as al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra), the Islamic Front and other FSA-linked battalions and brigades.
Reporting by: Adam Saleh
Source: ARA News