Syrian desert in two weeks | Some 75 regime soldiers and ISIS members killed in military operations • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Syrian desert in two weeks | Some 75 regime soldiers and ISIS members killed in military operations

The Islamic State continues its violent and increasing activities across the Syrian desert, through ambushes, surprise attacks, as well as bombings and assassinations, which mainly target positions and posts of regime forces and allied militias in the region.

On the other hand, regime forces, backed by Russian jets, try to limit the organization’s escalating activities through security campaigns and intensive air and ground bombardment. However, all of these attempts have failed to eliminate the group’s attacks so far, which inflicted heavy casualties on regime forces.

Recent military operations have been concentrated mainly in the eastern countryside of Hama and al-Raqqah desert, as well as al-Sokhna desert.

Since the beginning of this month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented heavy casualties in clashes, ambushes, shelling and attacks.

48 regime soldiers and allied militiamen were killed, while 27 ISIS members were killed. The death toll is expected to rise as some injured are in serious condition, amid reports of further fatalities.  

Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of 978 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 532 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.

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