The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In light of regime’s human losses in Syrian desert | Squadron of Russian jets pound ISIS positions in the area

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored several Russian jets, in the early hours of the morning, targeting the positions and posts of the Islamic State cells in the Syrian desert. Russian jets carried out more than 20 airstrikes, in light of the great human losses on regime forces and loyal militias inflicted by the Islamic State in the desert.

Yesterday, reliable sources in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor informed the Syrian Observatory that ISIS established a new ambush in the early hours of Monday morning, targeting a military column of regime forces and the pro-regime and Russia militia of “Liwaa Al-Quds” near Faydat Ibn Muwayni’ in Al-Mayadeen desert, while they were combing the region.

Fierce clashes erupted between both sides leaving great human losses, as SOHR activists have documented the death of 26 regime soldiers and loyal militiamen, while others sustained various injuries, some seriously. ISIS also lost 11 members. It is worth noting that this death toll is the highest one on 2021, and the second largest death toll after this of earlier ISIS ambush in December 2020, which left 39 regime soldiers and loyal militiamen dead. According to SOHR sources, large reinforcement of regime forces and the “National Defence Forces” (NDF) were seen heading this morning from Al-Mayadeen to the conflict zone.