WHO Confirms Death of Employee in Israeli Airstrike, Deir Ezzor, Syria

As this publication reported this morning, the IRGC has confirmed that one of its officers, along with several other people were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Deir Ezzor Syria on March 25th, 2024. The World Health Organization has now confirmed that one of its employees was also killed in the strike. The announcement reads below:

On behalf of the World Health Organization, it is with profound sorrow that we announce the tragic loss of one of our dedicated team members, Engineer Emad Shehab, in Deir-ez-Zor City, Syria, who lost his life in the early hours of Tuesday morning when his building was struck during a series of airstrikes across the Governorate. We extend our deepest condolences to Eng. Shehab’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

WHO described Shebab as an engineer working on the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Deir-ez-Zor since 2022. His role in detecting cholera and other contaminants in the Euphrates River was reportedly very valuable to the organization. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) seven IRGC-affiliated militants were killed and up to 20 people were injured in the strike targeting weapons storage facilitates.