The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Syrian desert | Over 450 Russian airstrikes kill some 35 ISIS members

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored continuous aerial operations by Russian jets to target ISIS in the Syrian desert, where Russian fighter jets started this morning a new round of airstrikes on the group’s positions in al-Raqqa desert and the Aleppo-Hama-Raqqa triangle, in an attempt to target ISIS caves and hinder its movements.

In the past few hours, four ISIS members were killed by Russian airstrikes on the Homs desert and eastern Hama desert.

This brings the death toll of ISIS to 34 members killed in 455 Russian airstrikes on Hama, Homs, Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa and Aleppo in the Syrian desert since early 2021. The Russian strikes has also destroyed ISIS’ caves and vehicles.

Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,383 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 149 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 901 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.