ISIS resurgence in Homs desert | IED explodes in military bus, killing six regime soldiers and injuring ten others
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death and wounding of 16 regime soldiers in the desert of Homs, as the Syrian desert areas have seen a significant surge in ISIS attacks.
According to Observatory sources, six members of the 11th Division were killed and ten others were injured, some of them seriously, as an IED exploded targeting their bus, planted by Islamic State members on the road of “Hamimat Third Station” toward the city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs.
Since the 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of 695 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 291 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.