Beirut, Jan 25 (EFE).- At least five people were killed and six others wounded on Monday after the Islamic State launched mortars at the northeastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zour, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency, or SANA.
SANA said that Islamic State jihadists fired several mortars on the districts of al-Jura and al-Qosour, in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zour, causing material damage.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed this information and added that 250,000 civilians have been trapped in Deir al-Zour for a year as radicals are besieging the regime-controlled districts.
The regime is still controlling the military airport of Deir al-Zour, al-Jura and al-Qosour and the headquarters of the 137th Army Brigade.
The Islamic State proclaimed at the end of June 2014 a caliphate in the areas it controls in Syria and Iraq.