المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Old landmine explodes in east Homs desert, injuring five members of Liwaa al-Quds

SOHR activists have documented the injury of five members of the Russian-backed Palestinian Liwaa al-Quds as an old landmine, planted previously by ISIS, exploded in a group of the militia while combing the area of Arak in the east of Palmyra in east Homs desert.

 

SOHR sources had reported a landmine explosion, in the early hours of Friday morning, in a military group of local militiamen working for the Iranian-backed militia of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas, as they were going to change the guard shift in al-Mayadeen desert in eastern Deir Ezzor. The explosion injured three militiamen.

 

On April 27, SOHR sources said that ISIS launched an attack, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, on positions of regime forces and Iranian-backed militants in al-Tayarat area in  al-Mayadeen desert in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. Meanwhile, regime forces fired flares after spotting movements in the area, followed by violent clashes and exchange of fire between the two sides. The clashes left at least three regime soldiers dead while several others were injured. According to SOHR, the area in which the clashes took place was very close to al-Mazare’ area where ​​the Iranian-backed militias were stationed. However, Iranian-backed militias did not provide any support to regime forces.

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