Death toll update | 44 fatalities among ISIS and regime in clashes and airstrikes in Syrian desert
Syrian Observatory activists have documented a spike in death toll due to ongoing fierce clashes between ISIS and regime forces in the Syrian desert, as well as the intensive airstrikes by Russian and regime jets.
The number of fatalities among regime forces and loyalists since the early hours of Saturday morning have risen to six, while 17 ISIS members were killed.
During the past 48 hours, SOHR activists have documented the killing of 26 ISIS members in the clashes, air and ground strikes, while 18 regime soldiers and loyalists were also killed in the same clashes. The death toll is expected to rise because of the serious injuries of some casualties.
Since the 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 588 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 238 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.