The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS resurgence | 34 attacks in Ramadan leaves nearly 60 people dead in areas under the control of regime and SDF

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights continues monitoring and tracking ISIS activities and attacks throughout Syria, which have significantly escalated since the beginning of Ramadan. Such attacks targeted regime forces and their loyal Syrian and foreign militiamen in the Syrian desert, as well as Syria Democratic Forces in eastern Euphrates region.


Since early Ramadan, Syrian Observatory activists have documented 43 attacks by ISIS members and cells, from detonations, executions, surprising attacks to ambushes.


Neither SDF and International Coalition security campaigns in eastern Euphrates nor the large reinforcement brought in recently by the Iranians and regime forces to the desert have been able to contain ISIS’ growing activities and attacks.


In areas under the control of regime forces and loyalists, SOHR activists have documented 11 attacks by ISIS during Ramadan, from attacks to detonations and executions. These attacks concentrated in the desert of Deir Ezzor and Homs, leaving 37 regime soldiers and loyal militiamen dead, in addition to the killing of a civilian woman in field execution.


Observatory activists have also documented nearly 32 other ISIS attacks in SDF-held areas, mostly concentrated in cities and towns of the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. These attacks left 21 persons dead, and they are as follows: an official who was in charge of fuel in SADCOP (Storing and Distributing Co., Petroleum Products) which is affiliated to Deir Ezzor Civil Council, another person was escorting him, and five civilians including a woman, while the rest are of Syria Democratic Forces. Many other civilians and SDF members sustained injures.