Damascus, 29 January. at least 19 civilians in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor were killed during attacks by the militants of the terrorist group "Islamic state", which does not stop attempts to break through the defense of the government forces defending the besieged town. With the corresponding statement was made by the office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs.
"Medical sources in the besieged city reported 19 casualties among civilians, and at least 44 wounded in the artillery shelling in the period from 15 to 23 January", — stated in the report of the organization.
As noted in the published OCHA report, after clashes between government troops and the terrorists of ISIL (a group banned in Russia by the Supreme court) in the district of Deir-ez-Zor were found the bodies of at least 40 minors, killed in action. This may testify in favor of the assumptions that terrorists are actively using children in hostilities.
defenders of Deir ez-Zor continues to be extremely difficult due to the ongoing attempts by terrorists to break through the defenses of the city..