ISIL drives thousands of Syrian civilians out of homes
Iran Press TV
Sun Jul 6, 2014 5:8PM GMT
ISIL Takfiri terrorists have reportedly forced thousands of residents in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zour to leave their homes.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the ISIL (Daesh) has forced 60,000 people out of their homes in the troubled region.
The Britain-based group also says Takfiri terrorists expelled some 30,000 residents from the town of Shuheil after seizing it on Thursday from al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front.
Another 30,000 residents have also been forced from their homes in the towns of Khosham and Tabia Jazeera of the volatile province.
Residents feared the terrorists may plan to loot their homes. Sources say the large displacement has left thousands sleeping in the open, facing food and water shortages.
This is while Abdullah al-Bashir, the commander of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), has warned against emerging a humanitarian disaster in the ISIL-held regions.
Takfiri groups have recently stepped up their fatal attacks against civilians as Syrian army soldiers have made further gains in their fight against foreign-backed militants,
Over the past months, the Syrian army has achieved major victories in its battle against Takfiri groups across the country, particularly in the strategic Qalamoun region near the Lebanese border.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the Takfiri war in his country has strongly shifted in favor of government forces as they have made continuous gains in their fight against the terrorists.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. Over 160,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by the Western-backed militants.
The West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are giving financial and military support to the Syria militants.
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