المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Highest death toll of regime forces in ISIS’ attacks this year | 37 regime soldiers killed in attack on military buses in Syrian desert

The Syrian Observatory has monitored a new spike in the death toll of regime forces and the 4th Division, as a result of an attack on military buses on the Homs-Deir ez-Zor road. The Syrian Observatory has documented the death of 37 regime soldiers so far, including eight officers, where some of the bodies were charred as fires broke out after the attack. In addition to a number of injuries, some serious.

It is worth nothing that this is the largest attack by the Islamic State this year in terms of casualties among regime forces.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has just documented a spike in the death toll of regime forces. Where 30 regime soldiers were killed in an ambush by the “Islamic State” targeting three military buses on the Homs-Deir ez-Zor road. The buses were carrying regime soldiers on their way back to spend the New Year holiday in their homes.

SOHR sources have just reported a well-planned ambush by Islamic State members, targeting three buses carrying pro-regime militiamen and soldiers of the 4th Division in al-Shula desert on Homs-Deir ez-Zor road. The attack left casualties among them.

Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,221 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 145 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 601 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.

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