Within the continuation of its activity in the Desert, ISIS executes 5 of the truffle seekers of the gunmen loyal to the regime and release others were with them • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Within the continuation of its activity in the Desert, ISIS executes 5 of the truffle seekers of the gunmen loyal to the regime and release others were with them

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources confirming that the “Islamic State” organization executed several gunmen loyal to the regime, in the southern desert of Deir Ezzor, where the organization executed 5 members of NDF forces including 3 siblings of one family while they were searching for truffle in the area, while ISIS members released a child and a woman how were with the 5 members, and they are descended from al-Shmitiyyeh village in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information about finding several other bodies in the vicinity of the last ISIS enclave in al-Sokhna, and this comes in the continuation of fall of casualties searching for the truffle, which is sold at very high prices and grows heavily in the Desert area, where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 24 people including 19 women and 3 children in less than a week while they were searching and collecting truffle,  which grows in the areas that witness heavy rainfall and it is sold at very high prices, and since late February until now, IEDs and mines have also left tens of wounded, the majority of them were citizen women and some of them had amputations, serious injuries, medium injuries, and others had simple injuries.

The Syrian Observatory published a few days ago that it monitored more human losses as a result of the explosion of landmines planted in the western sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, where it rose to 16 including 14 women at least, the number of casualties who were killed due to the explosion which took place near Al-Huraibisha town within the area between Al-Shmaytiyyeh and Al-Kharita, while more than 32 others have been injured with varying severity including 26 women, and the SOHR published hours ago, that the remnants of the Syrian war still inflict more human losses on the Syrian territory, where reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, that the explosion of landmines planted previously in the area between Al-Shmaytiyyeh and Al-Kharita in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, resulted in the killing of 13 persons at least as well as the injury of about 20 others, where the reliable sources confirmed that the explosion took place near Al-Huraibisha town, while the people in the vehicle were coming back after collecting truffles from the area’s Desert, while the Syrian Observatory published on the 10th of March 2019, that it monitored the explosion of more remnants of previous military operations, particularly within areas which used to be controlled by the “Islamic State” Organization, where it planted thousands of mines that had not yet been swept by the regime forces and their allies, who control the area and opened roads for their military vehicles without caring for the lives of civilians, who have been driven by poor living conditions to search within the desert areas for the truffle plant, which grows in the areas that witness heavy rainfall and it is sold at very high prices, the thing which caused more casualties, and the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 8 citizens including 3 children and 5 women, in addition to the injury of more than 10 others with varying severity, as a result of the explosion of mines in al-Ark area of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs, raising to 28 including 3 children and 23 women the number of people killed in mine explosions in areas of Wadi al-Azeeb, al-Sa’en, and Palmyra Desert, in a continuation of mine explosion since the 24th of February 2019, in 2 weeks of similar incidents.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 16th of March 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored more killings within areas of control of the regime forces and their allies in the Syrian Desert, where the 4 people were killed in shooting by unknown gunmen’ who are not known whether they were of cells belong to the “Islamic State” Organization, which is located in the Desert area within a 4000 km² area north of Palmyra, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the shooting took place in al-Sawwana area northwest of Palmyra city, in a continuation of operations within areas presence of the regime and their allies which is near areas of presence of the Organization, while the Syrian Observatory published on the 10th of March 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the explosion of more remnants of previous military operations, particularly within areas which used to be controlled by the “Islamic State” Organization, where it planted thousands of mines that had not yet been swept by the regime forces and their allies, who control the area and opened roads for their military vehicles without caring for the lives of civilians, who have been driven by poor living conditions to search within the desert areas for the truffle plant, which grows in the areas that witness heavy rainfall and it is sold at very high prices, the thing which caused more casualties, and the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 8 citizens including 3 children and 5 women, in addition to the injury of more than 10 others with varying severity, as a result of the explosion of mines in al-Ark area of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 20th of February 2019 that at the time when the presence of the “Islamic State” Organization ended as a dominant force on a geographical spot on the east banks of Euphrates River; thousands of members are still spread over an area of about 4000 km² stretching from the nature reserve of Jabal Abu Rjameen north of Palmyra which includes trees within it, until the north of al-Sokhna and the western administrative border of Deir Ezzor province, these thousands of members are still trapped since 2017 by the regime forces, the Russian forces, and the Iranian forces there, without any military operation to eliminate them despite being surrounded, on the contrary; members of the Organization there are initiating occasional surprise attacks against sites of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them and Russia.

and Russia, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 14th of February 2019 that a violent explosion was heard in the eastern desert of Homs, it turned out that it was caused by an explosion near Owayrid Dam area, which injured 2 members of the regime forces, and it is believed that the Organization targeted them by planting mines in areas where the regime forces and their allies pass in the area, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 10th of February 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored targeting operations against the pro-regime people in the Syrian desert, near to the largest remaining enclave of the “Islamic State” Organization inside the Syrian territory, which is about 4000 km², where the Syrian Observatory monitoring targeting a car carrying members of the reconciliation committees and members of the regime’s NDF, where intersected sources confirmed that the targeting process was carried out by the “Islamic State” Organization, which exist strongly and in large numbers in the largest remaining pocket west of Euphrates River, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the targeting that took place in the last 24 hours caused the killing of 3 NDF members and injured others with varying severity, including one of the officials of the “reconciliation” file in al-Sukhnah area, while the targeting took place near al-Qlea’ area in northern desert of al-Sokhna.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 8th of February 2019 that an area in the vicinity of Tlul al-Safa on the administrative border between the provinces of Rif Dimashq and al-Suwaidaa, witnessed during the past 24 hours a clash the second of its kind within 10 days, between gunmen believed to be cells of the “Islamic State” Organization against the regime forces who are deployed in the area, against the background of an attempt to infiltrate by the first mentioned into sites of the last mentioned, which caused the killing of 4 members of the organization and one of whom was beheaded by members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, where cells of the Organization are still spread in several areas of Tlul al-Safa, in addition to information about their presence in the rugged areas of al-Karaa area in the northeastern countryside al-Suwaidaa, and the Syrian Observatory published at the beginning of February 2019 that  the regime forces targeted a vehicle of the “Islamic State” organization in Al-Sukhnah Desert in the eastern sector of Homs countryside, where the targeting resulted in the killing of 7 ISIS members, who were in the vehicle, where the “Islamic State” organization is still present in an enclave with an area of about 4000 square km, stretching from the north of Al-Sukhnah to Deir Ezzor Desert, and this is the largest and last  enclave remained for the organization in the west of the Euphrates River.

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