Rocket strikes target positions of the Lebanese Hezbollah and the regime forces’ allies in Central Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the sound of 6 explosions rocked the western countryside of Homs today evening, Thursday the 24th of May 2018, caused by rocket shelling believed to be Israeli, which targeted al-Dab‘ah Military Airbase and its vicinity and outskirts in the western countryside of Homs, where the Lebanese Hezbollah and militiamen loyal to the regime forces of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities are located in this airbase, without information about casualties so far, also the air defenses of the regime forces and their allies have launched anti-missiles in an attempt to shot down the missiles and prevent them from reaching their targets.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published few hours ago that the airstrikes that were carried out on sites of the pro-regime gunmen in Desert Deir Ezzor; have caused human losses, where the Syrian Observatory documented the killing of at least 12 pro-regime gunmen of non-Syrian nationalities, as a result of the airstrikes that were carried out by warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition, which targeted positions of the above-mentioned forces near the 2nd Station “T2”, which is more than 65 km away of al-Bokamal city in Deir Ezzor Desert, while others were injured with varying severity, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation .

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that aerial bombardment by the International Coalition targeted movements of militia loyal to the regime forces of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities near the Second Station “T2”, located more than 65 Km away from al-Bokamal city in Deir Ezzor Desert after midnight of yesterday, but no information about casualties, where the perimeter of the area witnessed violent clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the “Islamic State” organization.

The Syrian Observatory published yesterday morning, Wednesday, that several explosions were heard after midnight of yesterday in the western suburbs of Deir Ezzor city, which is controlled by the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, but it is not known until now whether the explosions were caused by the International Coalition’s bombing targeting sites of the regime forces and their allies in Ayyash and al-Bogeleyyah areas, but no information at the moment about casualties due to these explosions, and the Syrian Observatory published before midnight that explosions were heard in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor city, sources from the area said that they were caused by artillery shelling on the area, where locals asserted that the shelling took place between the regime forces which are stationed in Ayyash area west of the Euphrates River, and the Syria Democratic Forces which are stationed in Muhaymida east of Euphrates River, without information about injuries, in the same context, the clashes continued between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the deserts of al-Mayadin and al-Boleel on the west banks of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, accompanied by renewed exchange of shelling between both parties, and information about casualties in their ranks, where the organization on Tuesday evening, carried out two simultaneous attacks on sites of the regime forces and their allies from al-Mayadin and al-Boleel areas, and the Syrians Observatory published on the 21st of May 2016 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the “Islamic State” organization carrying out 2 surprise attacks, both of which targeted positions of the regime forces in the west of Euphrates River, where the first attack targeted the regime forces and its allies of Syrian and non-Syrian Nationalities in al-Mayadin Desert, and the second attack targeted the regime forces and their allies in al-Quriyah Desert, and after both attacks the violent clashes took place between the regime forces supported by the gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in places in al-Mayadin and al-Quriyah since midnight of yesterday, accompanied by firing flares over the locations of the clashes, amid artillery shelling by the regime forces on the “Islamic State” organization’s controlled areas, and in the attack 6 members at least of organization were killed, and at least 4 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them were also killed, followed by the withdrawal of the organization from clash locations, thus, it rose to 924, the number of casualties of both parties who were documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in the provinces of Damascus, Deir Ezzor, and Homs, where it rose to 557 at least, the number of members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them who were killed during 2 months of clashes in al-Bokamal Desert, the countryside of Deir Ezzor and south of the capital Damascus and the outskirts of east Homs, and about two thirds of them were killed in the capital Damascus, also it rose to 367 at least, the number of members of the “Islamic State” organization who were killed in the same battles, since the recovery of the Organization in the 13th of March 2018, also tens of others of both parties were killed and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, in addition to the presence of missing members and captives in the ranks of the both parties.

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