ISIS resurgence | Landmine explodes killing five regime-backed militiamen in eastern rural Hama
SOHR activists say that three regime-backed militiamen were killed and two others were injured today, as a landmine planted by Islamic State members exploded near Abu al-Fayyad Dam area in eastern rural Hama.
The area is witnessing a surge in ISIS cells’ activities, while regime forces and their loyal militias are sweeping the area, dismantling landmines and pursuing ISIS members there.
Since the 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 762 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 364 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.