Syrian desert | 36 regime soldiers and ISIS members killed in ongoing Russian airstrikes and clashes in Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah triangle
Fierce clashes, aerial and ground bombardment are still underway in several areas in the Syrian desert between regime forces and ISIS. The military operations, accompanied by intensive Russian airstrikes on ISIS positions, are concentrated in the triangle of Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah.
Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 16 regime soldiers in the past few hours and days, while 20 ISIS members were also killed in clashes and Russian airstrikes.
Since the 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the death of at least 740 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 349 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.