ISIL attacks rebels-held village east of Syria, killing 7


Civilians in Deir ez-Zor looking for survivals of aerial attack by Syrian forces. File photo

ARA News

Deir ez-Zor, Syria – At least 7 people were killed and ten others wounded on Monday as a car bomb explosion hit the village of al-Shamitiya in Deir ez-Zor countryside, east of Syria.

Wael al-Dakheel, civil rights activist based in Deir ez-Zor, stated to ARA News that a car driven by a suicider from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL), exploded on Monday midnight near a telephone exchange in the village, killing 4 civilians, 2 rebels from Ahrar al-Sham Movement and al-Nasra Front, and one of the judges of the legitimate Council in Shamitiya village.

“10 others were injured during the attack, including 5 civilians and five members of Ahrar al-Sahm (work under the banner of the Islamic Front),” al-Dakheel reported.

Meanwhile, violent clashes erupted on Tuesday between ISIL militants and fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) at the northern entrance of Deir ez-Zor city near the crossing of al-Siyasiya bridge in al-Hweqa district. No casualties reported.


Reporting by: Adam Saleh

Source: ARA News

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