A monitoring group has recently published photos showing the hard living conditions in the besieged city of Deir Ezzor. Civilians trapped inside the city suffer dire humanitarian conditions as a result of the scarcity of food and fuel supplies. The city has been subjected to a twofold siege by the Assad regime and the ISIS extremist group.
The photos, taken by Deir Ezzor 24 news network, underscore the suffering of civilians trapped in the neighborhoods of Jura and Qusour. Their suffering is being aggravated by power and water outages as well as lack of fuel needed to operate water processing plants.
The photos also show public markets almost empty of shoppers who cannot afford basic commodities with prices skyrocketing to unprecedented levels.
Nearly 225,000 people, mostly women and children, have been trapped inside the neighborhoods of Jura and Qusour since January 15, 2015. These neighborhoods have also been subjected to mortar attacks by ISIS, which further worsened the humanitarian situation. Dozens of civilians, including women and children, have been killed in these attacks. (Source: Syrian Coalition)