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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