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246 Syrians Killed in Two Days in US-Russian-Regime Air Strikes, and Faction Fighting

June 7, 2016 

Editor's Note:

The US-led coalition which fights the Islamic State in northeastern Syria consists of US-led NATO forces, Syrian Alewife government forces, Iranian-backed Shi'i militias, and Kurdish peshmerga forces. The coalition's continuous attacks have resulted in the killing of thousands of Iraqi Sunni Muslim Arabs and the eviction of thousands as a result of the destruction of their cities and villages.

Millions of Iraqi Sunni Muslim Arabs have already left their cities and villages as the fighting intensifies towards an all-attack by the US-led coalition on Raqqa and Mosul. The end outcome is going to be evicting Sunni Muslim Arabs from the upper Euphrates region of northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria. 

The following news stories from the official US and Syrian websites do not (or rarely) mention any civilian casualties, despite the facts that air strikes and bombardment target cities, including residential neighborhoods!


Syrian regime attacked Aleppo with 45 air strike today, June 7, 2016 sohr Syrian women and children taking refuge between two cars in Dair Ez-Zoar, June 7, 2016 sohr


Losses in IS after aerial bombardment on al-Raqqa

SOHR, June 7, 2016

Al-Raqqa province:

Warplanes went in 3 airstrikes on al-Raqqa southern outskirts, the main bastion of the IS in Syria leading to the death of 7 IS, reports of killing others.

The IS is sending reinforcements to the western countryside and al-Tabaqa area, including heavy and light weapons in addition to 100 militants avoiding the airstrikes, 17 trucks have been seen in addition to a tank moving into al-Tabaqa, The city of al-Raqqa is still witnessing the arrival of IS militants families from Menbej and the northern eastern countryside of Aleppo.

37 killed by aerial bombardment on Der-Ezzor

SOHR, June 7, 2016

Der-Ezzor province:

37 civilians including 11 children and 7 women were killed by (Syrian regime) aerial bombardment targeted al-Ashara and al-Shehel in addition to other areas of Der-Ezzor western countryside, the number of the dead is likely to rise according to the serious injuries. 5 airstrikes targeted alJafra and al-Mre’ia areas near the military airport.

45 airstrikes targeted Aleppo today

SOHR, June 7, 2016

Aleppo province:

Rose to 45 the number of (Syrian regime) airstrikes and explosive barrels which targeted Khan Toman area and the street of Castello. A child from the village of Shajf Zahabia was killed, activists accused SDF in killing him. rebels devastated a tank for regime forces with a Tao missile.

Reports that 2 children were killed by aerial bombardment on al-Lairamoun neighborhood. Explosive barrels targeted Qadi Askar neighborhood amid aerial bombardment on al-Sakhour, al-Haydaria, Hanano housings, Tariq al-Bab, al-Qaterji, and al-Maysar neighborhoods, no reports of losses.

More than 60 fighters killed in the operation of controlling Manbij city by the Syria Democratic Forces

SOHR, June 6, 2016

Violent clash continue in the outskirts of Manbij city between members from the “Islamic State” against the Syria Democratic Forces, where Syria Democratic Forces are trying to get to the city and enter it, to expel the organization out of the city, which is located in the northeast of Aleppo province.

The Syria Democratic Forces took control of more than 42 the villages and farms since the 31st of May 2016, and the clashes during the past 24 hours resulted in killing 15 members from the organization, which rise the number of members from organization killed in these clashes to 45.

Moreover, 4 fighters from the Syria Democratic Forces were also killed, which rise the number of SDF members killed to 16, also the organization’s members carried out a counter attack on Om Ezam village and its vicinity in the countryside Manbej, in an attempt to regain control over it, and information about casualties in the ranks of both parties during these clashes.

Regime forces target Damascus city with mortars

SOHR, June 7, 2016

Damscus province:

Syrian regime forces targeted Jobar neighborhood with mortars amid 6 airstrikes targeting the neighborhood. Shells also targeted al-Qaboun neighborhood, no reports of losses.

Bombardment targets Quneitra countryside

SOHR, June 7, 2016

al-Quneitra province:

Syrian regime forces opened heavy machine-gun fire on areas of al-Ajraf, Om Batina, and the middle countryside of Quneitra, no reports of losses.

Idlib province: A man from Telmins was shot by unknown militiamen targeted his bike with a grenade.

142 killed yesterday (6/6/2016), including 38 regime forces and allied militiamen

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The dead : 67 civilians, 11  rebels, 24 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters,4, unknown rebels, 1 YPG, 14 Regular forces, 15 NDF, 21 IS, 20 SDF,8 öANG, 1 non-Syrian militants allied to regime forces.

— 4 rebels from al-Omari factions killed by clashes against IS, Dar’a countryside.

— 2 IS killed by clashes against regime forces in Der-Ezzor military airport including 1 from Ashbal al-Khelafa.

— 1 YPG killed by a landmine planted by IS in Kobane countryside.

— 1 rebel was killed by clashes against SDF around A’zaz, Aleppo countryside.

— 4 unknown rebels was killed by clashes and bombardment targeted their locations around Syria .

— 19 IS were killed by clashes and aerial bombardment targeted their locations.

– 14 regime forces forces were killed by clashes, snipers, IEDs, and attacks on their checkpoints and vehicles.

Deadly air raid hits busy market in Syria’s Deir Az Zor

SOHR, June 7, 2016

At least 26 killed in regime air strike in the eastern province held by ISIL group, monitoring group says.

The US has reportedly dropped weapons to rebel groups fighting ISIL in Syria [Khalil Ashawi/Reuters]

At least 26 people have been killed in regime air strikes in Syria’s Deir Az Zor province, activists and a monitoring group has said.

Women and children are among those killed in the air raids that targeted a busy market in the suburbs of Deir Az Zor city, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Monday.

The observatory said that the death toll is expected to rise.

The market, which is located in Shaara town, is considered one of the main markets in the area and provides resources to several other towns in the suburbs.

Meanwhile, government forces have clashed with the fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Deir Az Zor airport, the observatory added.

Government advance in Raqqa

The attack comes as the Syrian army crossed the boundary of Raqqa province after advancing in a major Russian-backed offensive against ISIL, the observatory reported on Saturday.

Heavy Russian air strikes hit ISIL-held territory in eastern areas of Hama province, near the boundary of Raqqa, on Friday to help the Syrian army’s advance.

The UK-based Observatory said at least 26 ISIL fighters and nine Syrian government and allied troops were killed in the fighting. 

It was the first time that government troops had entered Raqqa province since they were expelled by ISIL fighters in August 2014.

ISIL has imposed strict rule in Raqqa – home to more than 220,000 people before the Syrian conflict – and committed atrocities against the civilian population since its takeover of the city more than two years ago.

Syria’s conflict started with mostly unarmed demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011.

It has since evolved into a full-on civil war that has killed at least 270,000 people, according to the observatory.

Syrian army, U.S.-backed forces advance separately against Islamic State | Reuters

SOHR, June 7, 2016

Special forces from the Syria Democratic Forces gather in Haj Hussein village, after taking control of it from Islamic State fighters, in the southern rural area of Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria May 31, 2016. REUTERS/RODI SAID.  

Syrian government troops backed by Russian air power moved to within 25 km (15 miles) of an Islamic State-held town in Raqqa province on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, as state media reported air strikes against the jihadists in the area.

In a separate simultaneous campaign against Islamic State in Syria, U.S.-backed militias captured more territory from the group near the city of Manbij in Aleppo province, a spokesman for the forces told Reuters. The Observatory said they were now 2 km from the Islamic State-held city.

The offensives both got underway last week and are targeting Islamic State in areas of major strategic importance to its foothold in Syria, where it controls swathes of land up to the Iraqi border.

They are taking place at the same time as an assault by the Iraqi army against Falluja, an Islamic State bastion close to Baghdad. The simultaneous assaults by a myriad of enemies on farflung fronts amount to some of the greatest pressure Islamic State has faced since declaring its caliphate to rule over all Muslims from Iraq and Syria two years ago.

The Syrian army’s advance into Raqqa province, which has not been announced by the military, is initially targeting the Islamic State-held town of Tabqa, according to the Observatory and pro-Damascus media sources.

Raqqa province is a major base of operations for Islamic State and home to its de facto capital, Raqqa city.

Syrian state-run TV station Ikhbariya said on Tuesday the Syrian air force had targeted Islamic State positions south of Tabqa in the Rasafa area, destroying vehicles equipped with machine guns.

The Syrian military could not immediately be reached for comment. A military source told Reuters on Monday the army had advanced to the edge of Raqqa province, from where it could move in several directions against Islamic State.

The Observatory, citing its activists on the ground, said Islamic State had sent weapons and fighters from Raqqa city to Tabqa.

The separate U.S.-backed campaign that got underway last week aims to dislodge Islamic State from its last foothold at the Syrian-Turkish frontier and shut off its main access route to the outside world for material and manpower.

It is being fought on the ground by militias including the Kurdish YPG and allied Arab groups, which together formed an alliance last year known as the Syria Democratic Forces. It has proven to be the first effective fighting force allied to Washington during five years of multi-sided civil war in Syria.

Sharfan Darwish, spokesman for the Manbij Military Council that is part of the U.S.-backed force, said: “We are advancing on all fronts of our assault.”

The United States has consistently rejected the idea of partnering in the fight against Islamic State with President Bashar al-Assad, saying he should leave power. Some of Assad’s opponents have accused the Kurdish YPG of coordinating with his government’s forces, which the Kurds deny.

Source: Syrian army, U.S.-backed forces advance separately against Islamic State | Reuters


More than 500 casualties in 45 consecutive days of hysterical bombing and shelling in Aleppo

SOHR, June 6, 2016

Hysterical bombing is still continuing for the forty-fifth consecutive day, targeting the neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo, since the 22nd of April 2016, which caused a great destruction in the property of citizens, public facilities and hospitals, injuring at least 2,600 people.

While it rose to 502  civilian citizens -including 105 child under the age of eighteen years, and 76 citizen women over the age of eighteen years- the number of people who managed the Syrian Observatory for human rights to document since the 22nd of April 2016 until 04:00 PM of the 5th of June 2016.

They were killed in shelling by the regime forces and airstrikes targeting areas in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city which are controlled by the factions, also killed in shelling by the rebel and Islamic factions on regime forces’ controlled areas in the western neighborhoods of Aleppo city, and also by the bullets of the snipers and the shelling on areas in Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood in Aleppo
Among the total number of casualties which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was able to document, there are 222 casualties, including 28 children and 21 citizen woman, killed by tens of airstrikes carried out by warplanes on areas in the neighborhoods of Kallaseh, al-Maghayer, al-Ferdus, Al-Sakhur, al-Mowasalat, al-Marjeh, Bab al-Nairab, Tariq al-Bab, Ashrafieh, Bani Zaid, Ameriyah, Salah al-Dien, al-Zebdiyyeh, B’eidin, Bostan al-Qasr, al-Castelo road, al-Sakan al-Shababi, Ansari, al-Sekkary, al-Salhin, al-Mashhad and al-Haidariya and other parts of the city of Aleppo.

The bombing caused destruction of material and damaged tens of homes and property of citizens and buildings in the neighborhoods of which have been targeted, in addition to the injury of hundreds of citizens, including children, and citizen women.
While SOHR documented the death of 32 civilians, including 16 children and an elderly woman, they were killed in shelling by the regime forces on areas in the neighborhoods of Ameriyah, Aqyoul, al-Jazmati, Al-Sakhur, Bostan al-Qasr, al-Sekkary and al-Ferdus outside of regime forces’ controlled areas in
Also the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 226 civilian citizens, including 52 children under the age of eighteen, and 51 citizen woman above the age of eighteen. They were killed in the fall of tens of shells and local-made rockets and explosive gas cylinders on places controlled by the regime forces in the neighborhoods of New Seryan, Old Seryan, Aziziyah, Teshreen Street, Andalus Street, al-Mohafaza, Menyan, Mogambo, Halab al-Jadidah, Ashrafieh, Seif al-Dawla, Khalidiya, Maysaloon bridge, Sulaymaniyah, al-Qasr al-Baladi, Shahba, al-Masharqa, Hamdania, al-Telefon al-Hawa’ei, Jamiliyyeh, al-Midan, Al-Meridian, al-Martini, al-Iza’aa, Ramouseh, Saadallah al-Jabri Square, Jam’eyyat al-Zahra’a and several other areas controlled by the regime forces in Aleppo, in addition to injuring hundreds of people, including citizen women and children, and it also caused physical damage to the property of citizens. 
While 13 civilians were killed, including 6 children in shelling by the rebel and Islamic factions on areas in the neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsood, which has a Kurdish-majority and controlled by YPG in Aleppo.
And 2 men were killed by snipers on al-Castelo road and in al-Halk neighborhood in Aleppo and it outskirts, and crossed sources confirmed that the snipers of The Syrian Democratic Forces have opened fire on them and killed them.
And a lady and her child and the uncle of the child, as well as two citizen women and two children of one family were killed in an explosion of a mortars shells plant in a building at the neighborhood of al-Sekkary in Aleppo city.


Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Targets in Syria

US Department of Defense News

SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 06, 2016 —

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

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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 eight strikes in Syria:

-- Near Shadaddi, a strike destroyed two ISIL excavators.

-- Near Raqqah, a strike destroyed an ISIL workover rig and an ISIL crane.

-- Near Manbij, four strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL bed-down location and an ISIL anti-air artillery piece.

-- Near Mara, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria

US Department of Defense News

SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 05, 2016 —

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

Operation Inherent Resolve Operation Inherent Resolve Operation Inherent Resolve - Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists Download Image Image details page

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

Strikes in Syria

Bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 strikes in Syria:

-- Near Manbij, nine strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL-used bridge, five ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL headquarters.

-- Near Mar’a, four strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL bed down location and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL mortar system, and an ISIL weapons storage facility.


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