ISIS attacks in one week | Nearly 100 regime soldiers and loyal militiamen killed and go missing, despite Russian intensive airstrikes
ISIS operations, including ambushes, attacks and detonations, are increasingly targeting regime forces and loyal militias throughout the Syrian desert, at a time when the security campaigns by the Russian-backed regime forces are not able to contain these activities.
During the past week, ISIS members unleashed several attacks and set up ambushes in different places in the Syrian desert, despite tens of airstrikes executed daily by Russian jets on ISIS positions there.
According to SOHR sources, ISIS operations focused on positions in (1) an area between Al-Shawla desert in western Deir Ezzor and Al-Bokamal desert in the east, (2) Deir Ezzor-Al-Mayadeen road, (3) Hmimah-T3 road to the flank of Palmyra city in eastern Homs, (4) Al-Rassafah area in Al-Raqqah countryside, (5) Ithriyah area in northern Hama and (6) Al-Suwaidaa desert.
ISIS operations in the past week resulted in the death of at least 48 regime soldiers and loyal militiamen, including officers and commanders, in addition to injuries to tens others, while over 50 other soldiers and militiamen went missing during sweeping operations in the Syrian desert. However, 22 ISIS members were also killed in the same period in clashes and Russian airstrikes.