U.S. strikes kill 35 militants east Syria


Corpses of ISIS militants found after clashes with Kurdish forces of YPG near Sere Kaniye town in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – At least 35 militants from the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) were killed Sunday in raids conducted by the U.S.-led international coalition’s warplanes, local activists reported.

Speaking to ARA News, media activist Rami al-Hakim reported that the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes targeted on Sunday an IS-led convoy in ash-Shola area in ​​the southern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria. 

Ash-Shola is located on the highway linking Deir ez-Zor with Palmyra city.

“IS corpses were transferred to the city of Mayadeen in eastern Deir ez-Zor,” an eyewitness told ARA News in Mayadeen.

“Abu Zeid at-Tounisi, an IS senior leader in al-Hisba force, was among those killed during the operations,” al-Hakim told ARA News, pointing out that at-Tounisi was known for “abusing women”. 

“At-Tounisi has punished and abused many Syrian women after being arrested for not wearing Islamic traditional dress,” he added. 

Meanwhile, IS militants bombed the regime-held neighborhoods of Joura and Qusour in Dei ez-Zor with mortar shells, causing the death of at least two civilians, locals reported on Sunday. 


Reporting by: Zozan Shekho

Source: ARA News

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