Activists in the city of Deir Ezzor said that 28 civilians, including 16 schoolgirls, two women and two children were killed in shelling by ISIS and regime forces.
The Justice for Life rights group said that ISIS militants shelled the regime-held parts of the city with mortar rounds yesterday morning. The shells hit a school in the neighborhood of Harabish, killing 16 schoolgirls and a teacher. A woman was also killed in mortar shelling by ISIS on the Joura neighborhood.
Meanwhile, the Assad regime’s air force dropped a barrel bomb on the ISIS-held Hamidiya neighborhood, killing ten people, including two women and two children.
Civilians in Deir Ezzor, in areas controlled by both the regime and ISIS, continue to live in tragic conditions. ISIS has laid a suffocating siege on regime-held neighborhoods, home to nearly 200,000 civilians. The siege has caused severe shortages of almost all basics of life, especially food and medicine. (Source: Syrian Coalition)