المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Battles of Syria’s southeastern Desert enter its 2nd month with continuous attacks against ISIS, and as fears continue for lives of the abductees and the death of 465 civilians and members

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the regime forces continue their military operations in the desert of Rif Dimashq located at the administrative border with the countryside of al-Suwaidaa, against the “Islamic State” organization, which continues its fortifications in Tlul al-Safa area after being besieged inside by the regime forces, who continue tehri attacks amid violent clashes between both parties, accompanied by continuous missile shelling in order to achieve more advancement and to force the Organization to lift its white flag and surrender, and in the same context, the fate of the abductees remains unknown, where they have been abducted from al-Suwaidaa by the organization on the bloody Wednesday on the 25th of July 2018.

The military operations which entered its 2nd month in the desert of Rif Dimashq and al-Suwaidaa have left more casualties in the ranks of both parties of the conflict, where  it rose to 151, the number of ISIS members who have been killed in the bombings, shelling and clashes since the 25th of July 2018, while it rose to at least 56, the number of members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them who were killed in the same period, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the attack of ISIS in Al-Suwaidaa countryside on the 25th of July 2018, the death of about 142 citizens including 38 women and children, in addition to the killing of 116 people, the majority of whom were of the gunmen villagers who carried the gun to repel the organization’s attack, and a 19-year-old boy was executed by ISIS after being kidnapped along with about 30 others, and a woman died when she was held by ISIS in conditions that still vague so far.

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