IS militants, Syrian soldiers killed in desert battles
A total of 13 Syrian soldiers and 15 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed over the past 24 hours in the desert of the northern province of Raqqa in Syria, a war monitor reported on Tuesday.
The battles are part of the ongoing attacks by the IS militants on government troops’ positions in the desert region of Raqqa and the nearby provinces of Aleppo and Hama, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The desert battles have been intensifying since March.
The observatory said 759 Syrian soldiers and pro-government fighters as well as 364 IS militants had been killed in the battles of the desert since March.