Airstrike on eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor leaves casualties

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Representational photo. Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Local sources informed, on Tuesday, that more than four civilians were either killed or wounded in an air strike, carried out by unknown warplanes, on the towns and villages of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, Enab Baladi News reported.

The sources revealed that four civilians, including two children and a woman, were killed in an air strike carried out by warplanes on al-Sayal area, near the village of al-Shaghfa, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, amid the ongoing battles against the Islamic State group.

“Heavy air strikes were conducted on the the cities of al-Qawreiya and al-Ashara, in the village of al-Shaghfa and many other areas in Albukamal City, southeast of Deir Ezzor,” the sources explained.

Moreover, the sources did not identify the identity of the warplanes that bombarded the area; however, social media activists affirmed the air strikes were carried out by the Russian warplanes, accompanying the Syrian regime offenses on the city of Albukamal.

Yesterday, informed sources told Enab Baladi that the Russian warplanes committed a massacre in al-Harye Town, in the countryside of the city of Albukamal, leaving eight casualties.

It is noteworthy that the areas located east of Deir Ezzor are witnessing a military escalation between the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the international coalition air force, and the regime forces that are trying to tighten their grip on the city, by allowing more Russian intervention in Syria.

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