المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After killing Russian solider | Above 60 Russian raids on desert in 24 hours and ISIS targets military forces

A Russian soldier was killed in military vehicle explosion, today, at al-Badyah road in east Homs countryside.

On the other hand, three Russian warplanes have exchanged fire on Homs desert the evening, rising number of air strikes to 60 in the past 24 hours in the desert of al-Shoula, al-Rasafah, Athriya, al-Sokhna and posts in Jabal al-Bashri.

The intensive air strikes came after sudden attacks by ISIS on the regime forces and its proxies posts by attacking the moveable military vehicles among the posts and planting IEDs and land mines on the roads, but no casualties have been reported yet.

Such sudden attacks have failed the new operation that has been prepared by Russia to comb ISIS hotbeds where ISIS members are stationed.

On September 7, regime forces and its affiliated 5th Corps launched new combing operation in the Syrian desert amid the continuous escalating activities of ISIS. In the early hours of Tuesday, military reinforcement composed of dozens of tanks escorted by Russian fighters have started the operation.

The Warplanes raided caves and hotbeds of ISIS cells. The operation came few hours after the regime forces and its proxies has been attacked by ISIS in al-Soukhna town in eastern Homs countryside that wounded 15 members of the regime forces and their proxies.

Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,545 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 153 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, tens of shepherds and other civilians 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 1,044 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.

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