The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS resurgence | 94 regime soldiers and 85 ISIS members killed in two months

Although ISIS resurgence started to escalate in the Syrian desert in March 2019, “Islamic State” stepped up its operations and attacks on positions of regime forces and loyal militias in the past few weeks. Since early June 2020, the Syrian desert has experienced almost-daily fierce clashes which mainly concentrated in the triangle of “Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah”, and the desert of Al-Sukhnah in the far eastern countryside of Homs near Deir Ezzor administrative border.


Despite the daily and intensive airstrikes, Russian and regime jets have not been able to put an end to ISIS resurgence until now. According to SOHR statistics, the escalating attacks during the past two months left great human losses in the ranks of regime forces and ISIS.


94 regime soldiers and loyalists have been killed since early July 2020, while 85 ISIS members were killed in clashes and bombardment in the same period.


Since the 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 627 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 273 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.