August 18, 2019, 15:42

Daesh Car Bomb Reportedly Kills 20 at Site for Displaced Families in East Syria

Daesh Car Bomb Reportedly Kills 20 at Site for Displaced Families in East Syria

The area is located near the city of Deir ez-Zor that has recently been fully liberated by the Syrian army.

According to Syrian state media SANA, a Daesh car bomb has killed 20 at a site where displaced families are located in the country’s east.

A souce told Sputnik, “According to the initial information, 20 people have been killed and 28 more people have been injured as a result of the explosion of a bomb-laden car by the Islamic State [ISIS, Daesh, banned in Russia] terror group in Al Faraj village … which is under control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF),” adding that the death toll was likely to increase.

The attack took place near al-Jafra area located south of the Deir ez-Zor city.

While the three-year siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor by Daesh terrorists had been lifted months ago, it had been fully liberated from remaining jihadists earlier in November. The liberation of the city has a strategic role, as Deir ez-Zor is situated at the crossroads of routes connecting the eastern part of the country with central and northern ones.

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The Syrian army’s offensive in the province of Deir ez-Zor in the Euphrates River Valley has already resulted in the liberation of al-Mayadin and Abu Kamal which had been considered to be last major Daesh strongholds in the war-torn state.

Commenting on the course of the Syrian government forces’ operation assisted by the Russian aviation, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has noted a many-fold increase in suicide attacks in the area as Daesh has been drastically losing ground.

Source: sputniknews.com

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