SOHR says 75 Syrian regime soldiers killed in DAESH attack

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says DAESH attack in Deir Ezzor killed at least 75 Syrian regime soldiers

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Syrian regime soldiers man a checkpoint at the entrance of Madaya, Syria, January 14, 2016

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in Syria through a wide network of local sources, stated on Saturday that DAESH terrorists killed dozens of Syrian regime forces in the country’s eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

The head of the organisation, Rami Abdulrahman, previously has said that "We have 60 people confirmed killed, but the number is big. The details are hard to get so far but the deaths are in dozens."

However, the monitor revised its earlier statement saying that at least 75 Syrian regime soldiers and militiamen have been killed in a multi-front attack by the terrorist group.

A media source close to the Syrian regime side said that at least 250 people, including regime forces and their families have been killed when DAESH terrorists attacked the neighbourhoods of Begayliya and Ayash in the city.

The SOHR said that DAESH had advanced into the northern tip of Deir Ezzor city, in eastern Syria, and captured the suburb of al Baghaliyeh, adding that the advance puts the group in control of around 60 percent of the city.

Syria’s almost five-year civil war has resulted in the death of at least 250,000 people and caused around five million to flee to other countries.

TRTWorld and agencies