Daesh rocket attacks kill 9 civilians in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr
At least nine civilians have been killed and 15 others injured in rocket attacks by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group on residential neighborhoods in the province of Dayr al-Zawr in eastern Syria.
Daesh terrorists fired rockets at the neighborhoods of al-Joura and al-Qusour on Wednesday, according to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen television channel.
The news comes as the Takfiri militants continued to suffer in the province with the Syrian air raids destroying their gathering centers.
The Syria warplanes also destroyed the terrorists’ vehicles in the villages of al-Mari’ya and Hweja al-Mari’ya in the eastern countryside of Dayr al-Zawr, killing and injuring all on board.
To the north of the country, militants also fired several rockets at Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo city, injuring 4 civilians.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. According to a February report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.
A ceasefire agreed by the United States and Russia took effect in Syria on February 27 at midnight Damascus time. The Syrian government also accepted the terms of the truce on condition that military efforts against Daesh and the al-Nusra Front Takfiri militants, who are not included in the ceasefire agreement, continue.