Car bomb attack hit ISIL stronghold in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor



ARA News

Deir al-Zor, Syria– At least 20 militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were reported dead in Deir ez-Zor province, east of Syria, on Sunday.

A car bomb attack was carried out by a member of Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Nusra Front) against the ISIL headquarter in Gharbiya al-Sharqiya village in Deir ez-Zor suburb.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted between members of the Qaeda splinter group of ISIL and fighters of al-Nusra Front (backed by Ahrar al-Sham Movement) in the northern countryside of Deir al-Zor city. 

Fayiz Abdul-Aziz, a local activist based in Deir al-Zor city, told ARA News that the clashes occurred close to al-Sour town in the northern countryside of Deir al-Zor and ended with the withdrawal of the ISIL fighters from the town to the direction of Margada and Shaddadi cities in the southern countryside of Hasaka city. 

On the other hand, local sources reported that regime forces (stationed in its headquarters in the mountain which overlooks the city of Deir al-Zor) targeted with artillery shelling the district of Sheikh Yasin in Deir al-Zor city. Two civilians were reported dead, while several others were injured and were taken to a nearby field hospital.


Reporting by: Salih Adam

Source: ARA News


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