Fifth attack in ten days | ISIS attack regime positions in Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah triangle, leaving 15 casualties
ISIS continues its activities in areas under the control of regime forces and allies in the Syrian desert. Syrian Observatory sources have monitored a new attack by ISIS members on the triangle of Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah, which was followed by fierce clashes with regime forces and loyalists. The clashes, concentrated in Itherya area, left 15 casualties among regime forces, six of whom have been confirmed dead.
It is worth noting that this is the fifth attack of its kind in less than ten days, which is a clear sign that ISIS is stepping up its attacks in a new area (Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah triangle), since it has used to concentrate its recent attacks in the deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzor.
ISIS attacks are not confined to targeting regime forces, as SOHR sources reported on Tuesday that ISIS members killed four shepherds, stole their sheep and set agricultural crops on fire in the regime-controlled area of Badiyat al-Ghanem al-Ali in eastern Al-Raqqa province.
Since the 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 562 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 127 Iranian-backed militiamen of non-Syrian nationalities. All were killed in attacks, bombings and ambushes by the “Islamic State”, west of Euphrates in the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Homs, and Al-Suwaidaa.
Also four civilians working in gas fields, 11 shepherds and four other people were killed and documented by SOHR in the same period, from late March 2019 until today. They were killed in attacks by ISIS cells. While 212 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.