ISIS resurgence | Russian jets strike ISIS positions in the desert, and IED explosion in eastern Al-Suwaidaa kills or injures six regime soldiers
SOHR activists have monitored a squadron of seven Russian jets flying this morning over the Syrian Desert in Homs and Al-Suwaidaa. The Russian jets have executed several airstrikes, targeting positions of the “Islamic State” organization which deploys in large swaths of the desert.
On the other hand, Observatory activists documented the killing of three regime soldiers and the injury of three others in an IED explosion in Sadd Al-Zalaf area in Al-Suwaidaa desert.
Since the 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 658 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.