Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Killing Of 30 Civilians In Raids On The International Coalition Stronghold Of Jihadists In Eastern Syria


About 30 civilians were killed on Monday in the raids carried out by the international coalition led by US aircraft on the Abu Kamal city controlled by jihadists in eastern Syria on the border with Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


The observatory said director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP: "30 civilians were killed, including at least 11 children were killed and dozens wounded in the raids of the international coalition aimed at dawn the city of Abu Kamal" in Deir al-Zour province.

Among the dead according to the observatory at least 15 displaced people from the control of the organization in the areas of Deir al-Zour and tenderness as well as in neighboring Iraq.

The raids targeted according to Abdel-Rahman, a residential area in the city at three in the morning, during the sleep of the population, explains the outcome of the high death toll.

The observatory said that "the organization of the Islamic state on residential apartments in the target area to the headquarters of him."

It is often used by the organization in control of areas to be concentrated in residential neighborhoods to avoid international coalition raids targeting their positions and movements in Syria and Iraq since the summer of 2014.

International Alliance confirms that the jihadists are targeting civilians and using them as human shields, making it difficult to avoid casualties among them, despite the latest technology.




The US military announced earlier this month that the international coalition strikes in the two countries since 2014, left "inadvertently" 352 civilians dead. But human rights organizations confirm that the death toll is much higher.

The death toll comes in the wake of Abu Kamal Monday killed at least 12 women raids Alliance also under the control of the jihadists village in the countryside of eastern Raqqa in northern Syria, according to the observatory said Monday.

According to the observatory, the alliance targeted on Sunday afternoon, cars were fewer women working in agriculture during their return from agricultural fields.

Controlled by the organization of the Islamic state since 2014 on oil Deir al-Zour province almost completely, and the province of Raqqa, his stronghold in Syria, where it is exposed since November attack led by Syria's democratic forces managed to progress on several fronts.

And they succeeded these forces, which includes Arab and Kurdish fighters last week in his expulsion from the strategic class city. It is now several kilometers from his stronghold in the city of Raqqa on more than one front.

On Monday, two suicide bombers belong to the organization of the Islamic state, two car bombs were Icodanhma inside stirrups refugee camp adjacent to the Syrian border with Jordan, which led to a dozen people, including civilians and fighters from the "Army of the tribes," according to the observatory's killing.

This camp targeted several attacks, most recently on May 4, which led to the killing of three opposition factions.

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