ISIS resurgence | Nearly 20 members of regime forces and Al-Quds Brigade killed and wounded in new attack in Deir Ezzor desert
Syrian Observatory activists have reported a new attack by ISIS members on positions of regime forces and the Palestinian “Al-Quds Brigade” in the southern desert of Deir Ezzor. The attack left at least eight members of regime forces and “Al-Quds Brigade” dead, while 11 others sustained various injuries, some seriously.
ISIS members withdrew just after the attack, while regime forces and “Al-Quds Brigade” later brought in military reinforcement to the area and started a large-scale campaign, searching for ISIS cells.
Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,189 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 633 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.