Strikes on Syrian deserts | Regime forces and Russian aircrafts fire ground bombardment and dozens of strikes on al-Sukhna desert and other Syrian desert areas
SOHR activists have reported that Russian aircrafts have carried out 14 sorties on the Syrian Desert and targeted with at least 30 air strikes al-Sukhna desert in the eastern countryside of Homs and al-Shaula in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, beside other several raids on al-Rasafa and Hama deserts.
The raids coincided with an artillery bombardment by the regime forces targeting ISIS vehicles in al-Sukhna desert as part the ongoing combing operations in search for ISIS cells in several positions. But, no casualties have been reported yet.
On Aug 18, ISIS attacked military posts of the regime forces in al-Shoula desert in south Deir Ezzor countryside. The attack caused death of an officer of the 11th Division and wounding of five members of the regime forces who were dispatched to the Deir Ezzor Military Hospital.
On the other hand, Iraqi Hezbollah factions’ posts in Jabal al-Boshra bombarded with mortars from the desert which caused the death of one of the factions and wounded another. The attacks were carried out as part of the increasing activities of ISIS in the Syrian Desert.