المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing attacks | More than 180 Russian airstrikes hit Syrian desert, killing about 15 ISIS members

Russian fighter jets are still continuing their operations in the Syrian desert, in an attempt to put an end to the movements and activities of ISIS members in large spaces of the desert.
Russian jets have launched dozens of airstrikes since yesterday evening, targeting caves and bunkers in the surrounding areas of Jabal al-Bishri at the administrative borders between al-Raqqah and Deir Ezzor, and frontlines in the eastern countryside of Hama, especially the surrounding areas of Athria, in addition to the eastern desert of Homs.

 
During the past 48 hours, the number of Russian airstrikes on the Syrian desert have increased to about 180, which left casualties among ISIS members and material damage, as 13 ISIS members were killed, in addition to destruction of their vehicles.

A day earlier, SOHR said that Russian jets continued their airstrikes on the Syrian desert, as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activists reported that Russian jets carried out intensive airstrikes targeting Athria desert in the eastern countryside of Hama and the surrounding areas of Jabal al-Bishri at the administrative borders between al-Raqqah and Deir Ezzor, in an ongoing attempt to paralyze ISIS movement and put an end to its activity in the region, however, no casualties were reported.

Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,423regime 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 950 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.

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