Yesterday’s casualties: 183 | 16 IS casualties in eastern Hama battlefront | IS shelling in Deir ez-Zor kills 4 | Pregnant woman killed by RuAF airstrike on Jisr ash-Shugur
Deir ez-Zor Governorate:
IS launched a new offensive effort against Kurdish forces in Tell Abyad, a town on the border with Turkey. A VBIED was detonated and IS forces managed to push into the town. Clashing continues into the day. In addition to Tell Abyad, IS launched other attacks against the SDF in Suluk and Ain Issa and other locations in northern Raqqah Governorate. IS managed to advance significantly into Suluk and take total control over Hammam Turkman, in addition to more advances by IS in other villages and towns in the area, but are pushed back by the SDF in Tell Abyad. 20 SDF and Asayish casualties reported in addition to 70 IS casualties. During their attack on Tell Abyad, IS captured a prominent opposition member and after decapitating him, they published a photo of his severed head as his Facebook profile picture.Read More »
Airstrikes on an oil refinery in the outskirts of al-Bukamal, apparently conducted by the RuAF, caused the death of 4 workers in the refinery.
4 consecutive IS suicide bombings were carried out in Sayda Zaynab, southern Damascus, causing the death of 62 individuals and injuring an additional 180 men and women. The first suicide attack was a VBIED and the other three were carried out by IS members with suicide vests. A similar attack was carried out by IS on this neighborhood less than a month ago (31/01/2016).Read More »
5 members of Jaysh al-Thuwar, a prominent faction in the US-backed SDF alliance, were killed by a TOW missile attack carried out by another US-backed opposition faction, the 13th Division. The attack was carried out in Ayn Daqnah, 35 km north of Aleppo and 7 km south of A’zaz, a location recently taken by SDF fighters from the opposition.Read More »