ISIS resurgence | Regime forces officer and Iranian faction member killed while Russian air strike continue
Deir Ezzor province: ISIS has attacked military posts of the regime forces in al-Shoula desert in south Deir Ezzor countryside in the early hour of Wednesday. The attack caused death of an officer of the 11th Division and wounding of five members of the regime forces who have been dispatched to the Deir Ezzor Military Hospital.
On the other hand, Iraqi Hezbollah factions’ posts in Jabal al-Boshra have been bombarded with mortars from the desert which caused the death of one of the factions and wounded another. The attacks came amid the increasing activities of ISIS in the Syrian desert.
Meanwhile, SOHR activists have reported that ten Russian warplanes and a regime forces warplane were hovering in the early hours of Wednesday and conducted 20 air strikes in the desert of Deir Ezzor and Hama. The attacks were carried out amid the combing operations for ISIS members in Jabal al-Boshra in eastern Raqqa desert, and the al-Masrab and al-Madhoul in western Deir Ezzor, Palmyra and al-Sokhna in east of Homs countryside and other vast areas in east Hama countryside.
Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the death of at least 1,514 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 154 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, al-Raqqah, Homs, al-Suwaidaa, Hama and Aleppo.
Also, four civilians working in gas fields and tens 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 973 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.