ISIS resurgence | Five regime-backed militiamen killed in fresh ambushes and attacks in the Syrian desert
SOHR Observatory activists have monitored an armed attack by unknown gunmen, but believed to be ISIS cells, on a vehicle affiliated to regime-backed militias in the area between Al-Tabani and Ma’adan in southern Al-Raqqah. The attack resulted in the death of the “head of Al-Tabani district” and two other regime-backed militiamen.
Similarly, SOHR activists documented the killing of three members of the Palestinian “Liwa al-Quds” in an ambush by ISIS cells in the Syrian desert.
Since the 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 641 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 140 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.