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38 Syrian Civilians, Including Women and Children, 36 IS Fighters Killed in US Air Strikes on Shaddadi City

February 19, 2016 


Site of an air strike on Shaddadi, Syria, February 2016  


Russian air strike on a bakery in Shaddadi killed 15 employees

قصف روسي على الفرن الآلي في مدينة الشدادي جنوبي الحسكة

قصف سابق على مدينة الشدادي / الحسكة

كلمات دليلية

التحالف الدولي الشدادي الطيران الروسي القصف الروسي حقول الجبسة داعش مساكن الجبسة وكالة أعماق

ARA News / أحمد شويش – قامشلو

16/ 2/ 2016

أسفر قصف للطيران الروسي على مدينة الشدادي بالريف الجنوبي لمحافظة الحسكة شمال شرقي سوريا، منتصف ليلة أمس الاثنين، عن سقوط قتلى مدنيين وتدمير الفرن الآلي في المدينة.

وكالة ‹أعماق› التابعة لتنظيم الدولة الإسلامية أفادت على شبكة الانترنت «إن مخبز مدينة الشدادي جنوبي الحسكة دمر بالكامل، وقتل نحو خمسة عشر شخصاً من عماله نتيجة قصف روسي على الفرن منتصف ليلة الاثنين».

طيران التحالف الدولي – العربي الذي تقوده الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية كان قد شن عدة غارات جوية على مساكن الجبسة في ريف مدينة الشدادي في وقت متأخر أمس الاثنين، بحسب ما أفاد أحمد الحسيني من سكان الشدادي لـ ARA News.

الحسيني أوضح بإن «طيران التحالف الدولي – العربي كثّف من غاراته الجوية في الأيام الأخيرة على الريف الجنوبي لمدينة الحسكة، وبالتحديد في مدينة الشدادي وأطرافها والتي تخضع لسيطرة تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية منذ أكثر من عامين».

يسيطر تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية على الريف الجنوبي لمحافظة الحسكة منذ نحو سنتين، وتتعرض مواقعه في المنطقة لقصف جوي من قبل طيران التحالف الدولي – العربي، ما خلّف مئات القتلى والجرحى في صفوفه.


Within 72 hours, US-led International coalition’s warplanes kill 38 civilians in the countryside of Al-Hasakah

SOHR, February 18, 2016

Al-Hasaka Province:

It rose to 38 at least the number of civilians whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in the southern and southwestern countryside of Al-Hasakah due to bombing by the US-led International Coalition’s warplanes since the 16th of this month until the dawn of today.

Within the total casualties are 3 children and 2 citizen women, all were killed in the airstrikes of the Coalition on Shaddadi city and al-Jayer area at the outskirts of Mount Abdulaziz in the southwestern countryside of Al-Hasakah and the villages of al-Hlil, al-Hadidiya and Trikhm in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah.

Moreover, 35 member of the “Islamic State” organization were killed during the bombing of the international coalition’s warplanes on their sites southwest of al-Hool town in which 26 member of them were killed, while the rest were killed in the Coalition’s airstrikes on the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah.

Fierce clashes continue in the countryside of al-Hool town between the Syrian Democratic Forces against the “Islamic state” organization in the southwest al-Hool area in the southeastern countryside of Al-Hasakah, amid advancement for the Syrian Democratic Forces in the area and controlling more villages.

The number areas and villages controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, since the start of the offensive yesterday, rose to 8 villages and two areas, while the are trying to reach Shaddadi city and take control of it.


Cutting main supply roads for the “Islamic state” from Shaddadi to Al-Raqqah and Mosul (in Iraq),

and the Coalition continues striking intensely after killing 38 civilians.

SOHR, February 19, 2016

The Syrian Democratic Forces achieved a strategic advancement, and members and leading figures in the “Islamic State” organization are moving their families to Deir Ezzor

Violent clashes are still taking place near al-Hool town and at the southwestern and southern countryside of Al-Hasakah city between the Syrian Democratic Forces and “Islamic State” fighters since the midnight of the 16th of February.

The Syrian Democratic Forces were able today to advance and control seven sites and villages used to be controlled by the “Islamic State” organization, including the gas station near al-Hool.

These forces managed to achieve a strategic advancement which is taking over the main road connecting Shaddadi to Mosul (in Iraq), and Shaddadi to Al-Raqqah, they also monitored the near roads by firearm, closing the road in the face of the organization members who are in Shaddadi city, forcing them to take minor roads or retreat towards Deir Ezzor province which the organization controls most of it.

Members from the organization are still in control of the villages south of Mount Abdulaziz and west of the area which the Syrian Democratic Forces cut the road of Al-Raqqah – Shaddadi, allowing the organization’s members who are still in these villages to withdraw towards Al-Raqqah.

Meanwhile Shaddadi city witnessed massive airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition’s warplanes which support the Kurdish units. The airstrikes targeted several areas and schools in the city which are inhabited by displaced citizens.,

Preliminary information reported injuries and casualties due the airstrikes, where the bombing by the US-led International Coalition’s warplanes since the 16th of this month have killed 38 civilians including 3 children and 2 citizen women, and also killed 35 member from the “Islamic state” organization when they targeted southwest of al-Hool town and the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah, also 2 fighters at least from The Syrian Democratic Forces were killed.

Sources reported to the activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that members and leaders in the “Islamic State” have moved their families over the past days from Shaddadi city and its countryside to its controlled areas in Deir Ezzor province, fearing the bombing of the coalition and that The Syrian Democratic Forces may control Shaddadi city, which is one of the most important strongholds for the organization in Al-Hasaka province.  


Military Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, February 18, 2016 —

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

Attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven strikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Hawl, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL mortar position, three ISIL buildings, and an ISIL vehicle-borne bomb.

Strikes in Iraq

Fighter, ground-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 12 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

-- Near Albu Hayat, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL rocket rails.

-- Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an inoperable piece of partner nation equipment, at the request of the Iraqi government, in order to prevent its capture by ISIL forces.

-- Near Makhmur, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL assembly area.

-- Near Mosul, one strike produced inconclusive results.

-- Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle-borne bomb.

-- Near Ramadi, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL recoilless rifle.

-- Near Sinjar, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL light machine gun.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.  


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