IS kills 280 in Syria’s Deir al-Zour

IS kills 280 in Syria’s Deir al-Zour
Iraqi security forces hold an Islamist State flag which they pulled down at the University of Anbar, in Anbar province July 26, 2015. Iraqi security forces entered the University of Anbar in the western city of Ramadi on Sunday and clashed with Islamic State militants inside the compound, the joint operations command said in a statement. REUTERS/Stringer

Syria : The Islamic State (IS) militant group killed as many as 280 people when its militants stormed a town in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour.

According to Xinhua, ‘a horrific massacre’ was committed by the IS militants in the al-Bughailiyeh neighborhood in Deir al-Zour, where 280 people, largely women, children and elderly, were killed.

Several suicide bombers blew themselves up at government forces’ positions.

As reported by Syria’s state news agency SANA, the Cabinet condemned the heinous crime with Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi saying the legal and moral responsibility for this barbaric and cowardly massacre committed by ISIS hordes lies on the shoulders of all the states that support terrorism and that fund and armor Takfiri organizations which harbour hatred for all humanity.

The IS attack on the neighbourhood comes amid renewed battles between the IS and Syrian military forces in several areas in Deir al-Zour, including the vicinity of the main airbase near the Iraqi borders. (ANI)