According to Inside Syria Media Center, on January 10, ISIS terrorists shelled from mortars and firearms the residential areas of Deir ez-Zor, a number of civilians were killed and badly wounded. Also the material damage was caused to the citizen’s property and to urban infrastructure.
It should be mentioned that Deir ez-Zor is under blockade of Islamic state and is constantly shelled from grenade launchers, mortars and other weapons.
Deir ez-Zor is an important strategic center in the northern-west part of Syria due to its close location to oil fields. Currently these oil fields are exploiting by ISIS who allocate profit to finance its terrorist activity. That is why the Syrian government considers Deir ez-Zor as one of the top priority for further attacks.