Deir Ezzor (Syria News) In a recent massacre committed in Deir Ezzor, at least 26 internally displaced persons, including 12 children, were killed in a car bomb blast that targeted their gathering in the Province, SOHR reported on Saturday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that 26 persons, including 12 children, were killed in the explosion of a booby-trapped vehicle that targeted a IDPs gathering, near a checkpoint belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces, in the province of Deir Ezzor, while they were moving to the nearby Haskah Province.
Director of the SOHR, Ramy Abdelrahman said that dozens of persons were injured, while expected the number of casualties to increase due to the severity of the injuries. The internally displaced persons were on their way to the camps established in the Kurds areas, al-Hasakah Province, northeast of Syria.
Meanwhile, SANA reported that a car bomb attack was carried out by the Islamic State group on a gathering of displaced families in Deir Ezzor, killing 20 persons and injuring 30 others.
Last month, another Deir Ezzor massacre was committed by the Russian warplanes that carried out heavy air strike on the town of Alashara, southeast of the province, killing at least 50 civilians, mostly women and children.
Deir Ezzor Province was controlled by the Syrian regime forces and the Islamic State militants, while the latter managed to impose a siege on the regime-held areas in the city for more than three years, trapping over 100,000 civilians and thousands of regime forces.