At least 13 casualties of the gunmen loyal to the regime and ISIS members in a round of clashes in al-Sokhna desert east of Homs

Homs Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the return of calm to al-Sokhna front in the eastern countryside of Homs, after the violent clashes which took place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against members of a group of the “Islamic State” Organization, in the eastern sector of al-Sokhna countryside, where the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the shelling and the accompanied air raids, artillery strikes, and exchange of targeting, have killed at least 5 members of the gunmen loyal to the regime, as well as 8 members at least of the Organization, also the same circumstances wounded several others of both parties.

The Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the “Islamic State” organization carrying out an attack on positions of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in places at al-Sokhna area in the eastern countryside of Homs, where violent clashes took place between both parties, along with several raids by warplanes on the clash areas, and confirmed information about casualties in the ranks of both parties, where this fight comes as a result of an attack by a group of ISIS members on the area, and about two weeks after the killing of two leaders in the Lebanese Hezbollah, as a result of a mine explosion in a car they were driving ion the northeastern desert of Homs, located at the administrative border with Deir Ezzor Desert, where the mines were planted by the “Islamic State” Organization earlier during its control of the area, as the Syrian Desert witnesses the presence of the “Islamic State” Organization in a large enclave located in an area between the deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzor, which also witnessed military operations by the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities weeks ago, in order to sweep the desert from the members of the “Islamic State” Organization.

The Syrian Observatory published weeks ago that the regime forces are continuing with their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, to bring military reinforcements to the Syrian Desert, where the regime forces brought again tens of military vehicles carrying equipment, weapons and ammunition as well as hundreds of members of the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, and the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the bringing of these reinforcements comes in an attempt by the regime forces to fortify their positions and strengthen their presence in the Syrian Desert, for fear of a mass offensive that may be carried out by the “Islamic State” organization against them in the deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzor, in an attempt to expand its control over the enclaves that are under its control, and to revive its areas of control on the Syrian territory, in the wake of the attacks which are carried out either by the regime forces and their allies, or by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition through its American, Italian, French and European forces, where the organization which is located in the triangle of Al-Sukhnah – Jabal Abu Rajeem – Al-Tibah in the west of Palmyra – Al-Sukhnah – Deir Ezzor Road, is seeking to expand its control even more amid successive preparations carried out by the organization to expand the scope of its attacks.

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