ISIS resurgence | IED explodes killing high-ranking regime officer in southern Al-Raqqa province
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the killing of a high-ranking officer of the regime’s border guards by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Islamic State members on a side road in the south-eastern countryside of Raqqa.
The Islamic State has been active in Syrian desert since march 2019, intensifying its attacks significantly in recent times.
The death toll since late March 24, 2019 to date has risen. The Syrian Observatory has documented the death of at least 629 members of regime forces and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian citizens, including at least two Russians.
In addition to 127 members of Iranian-backed militias of non-Syrian citizens, all were killed in ISIS attacks, IEDs and ambushes in the western Euphrates, and the desert of Deir ez-Zor, Homs and Sweida.
SOHR also confirmed the death of four civilians working in the gas fields as a result of the group’s attacks, and 11 shepherds were killed in the group’s attacks,
The Syrian Observatory also documented the death of 273 members of Islamic State, during the same period, in attacks and bombings.