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8 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes on Deir Ezzor: activists

Local | 2018-07-17 03:39:00
8 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes on Deir Ezzor: activists
(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 8 civilians killed and dozen more wounded in the US-led airstrikes on Daesh-held areas in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activists said Monday.

5 Iraqi displaced were among the victims in the attack on the town of al-Sousa in the eastern countryside.

The U.S.-led airstrikes have killed more than 2000 civilians and have displaced thousands more, according to the United Nations.

The Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US-led coalition airstrikes on Sunday reached the town of al-Hajeen. Senior Daesh fighters have withdrawn to the town of Almu Hassan, according to activist Taj al-Allow.

The YPG-led forces have also made gains against Daesh east of Markada town, taking three villages.
Five towns are still under Daesh control in the eastern bank of Euphrates River. The tiny territory has endured to major offensive by Kurdish forces since June.  
Furat (Euphrates) Post said Friday that Daesh fighters had seized control of oil field of Saijan in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor after fierce clashes with the SDF.

The SDF, which the Kurdish YPG militia spearheads, has been the main partner of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State in Syria, helping drive the jihadists out of swathes of northern and eastern Syria last year.

Also in eastern Syria, the SDF on Saturday freed 20 women were arrested in Raqqa city after they protested to get their husbands freed, local reporter said.

The women rallied in front of Asayesh prison, local security units, to demand the release of their husbands and relatives after the death of rebel fighter in the same prison.
 At least 200 tribesmen, mostly from Thuwar al-Raqqa, have been arrested by the SDF in the last four weeks.

Zaman Al Wasl
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