المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Landmine attack | Six regime soldiers killed and injured in Deir Ezzor desert

SOHR activists have documented the death of two regime soldiers and injury of four others, after the explosion of a landmine planted earlier by ISIS in the southern desert of Deir Ezzor province.

 

On May 11, SOHR sources reported that ISIS attacks on the positions of regime forces and their proxies continued throughout the Syrian desert, despite all security campaigns carried out by regime forces during the recent period, which coincided with the intensive Russian airstrikes on ISIS positions. In this context, SOHR sources reported that ISIS members attacked a checkpoint belonging to the pro-regime Palestinian “Liwa al-Quds” in al-Rusafa desert in the western countryside of al-Raqqah, killing two members and wounding six others.

 

Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,423 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 and tens of shepherds and other civilians, including children and women, 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 937 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.

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