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    Daesh Terrorists Shell Syrian City of Deir ez-Zor Wounding Dozens of Children

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    At least 25 people were wounded in a shelling of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor by Daesh terrorists on Wednesday, SANA news agency reported. The majority of victims were children, according to the agency.

    The missiles exploded in the neighborhoods of al-Qusur and al-Joura in western Deir ez-Zor.

    It was reported on Monday that Syrian army units clashed with terrorists of groups affiliated with Daesh in the southern outskirts of Deir ez-Zor.

    The city of Deir ez-Zor, which is still held by Syrian government forces, has been under siege from Daesh since July 2014. The residents of Deir ez-Zor and the servicemen only receive food and humanitarian aid via air-drops. On January 30, the United Nations resumed aid deliveries after a two-week pause.

    Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in a range of countries, including Russia.

    Moscow has been conducting a counter-terrorist campaign in Syria since September 30, 2015, at President Bashar Assad's request.

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