Syrian warplanes attack civilians in Deir ez-Zor

ARA News

Deir ez-Zor, Syria – Two civilians were killed and several others injured due to aerial bombardment by warplanes loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on the town of al-Bu Omar in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor province, in eastern Syria, locals reported on Tuesday.

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, civil rights activist Fayez Abdulaziz said that pro-Assad military forces targeted residential buildings in the town with steric missiles, killing two women and injuring several other civilians.

“The injured were transferred to the field hospital in the town,” he added.

Abdulaziz said that the attack followed similar bombing in the town on Monday, killing one civilian and wounding four others.

Meanwhile, the pro-regime warplanes targeted the village of al-Jafra adjacent to the military airport of Deir ez-Zor. No casualties were reported.

“Also, fierce clashes broke out between militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) and the pro-regime forces near the military airport of Deir ez-Zor; however no information about losses was received,” Abdulaziz told ARA News.

On Monday, the pro-regime snipers –stationed on the Furat al-Sham hotel– injured three civilians in the city of Janina, in western Deir ez-Zor, which led to clashes between IS insurgents and the pro-regime forces in the area, local sources told ARA News.

In the meantime, the Islamic State group closed the water crossing of the village of al-Janina (which is linked to the regime-held neighborhood of al-Jura), after preventing civilians from entering areas and neighborhoods held by the pro-regime forces. 


Reporting by: Adam Saleh

Source: ARA News

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