The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS resurgence | ISIS executes seven regime-backed militiamen in Deir Ezzor desert

ISIS continues its activities in the Syrian desert, amid complete inaction by regime forces and their allies there. In this context, reliable sources have told SOHR that ISIS executed seven regime-backed militiamen in the past few hours. The execution took place in Deir Ezzor desert in the area between Deir Ezzor countryside and Al-Sukhnah in the far eastern Homs desert.


This incident comes a few hours after ISIS blocked Damascus-Deir Ezzor road near Kabajib area.


Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that ISIS seized a vehicle carrying regime, other soldiers and a woman whom were executed all by the organization’s members.


Meanwhile, ISIS executed several people whom it said that they were “spies of the Syrian regime” in Al-Sukhnah area in Homs countryside. In new video footage, ISIS members appeared executing four persons, using their routine styles “slaughtering and execution by firing squad”.


Syrian Observatory sources reported about frequent kidnappings of shepherds in the Syrian desert in areas under the control of regime forces and loyal militias.


The executed people, who appeared in the recent video footage, had been kidnapped with other people by ISIS nearly two months ago for “providing the regime forces with information about ISIS locations in Al-Sukhnah desert”.