ISIS resurgence | Ten regime-backed militiamen killed and injured in new ambush in west Deir Ezzor desert • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS resurgence | Ten regime-backed militiamen killed and injured in new ambush in west Deir Ezzor desert

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that a group of members of the regime-backed “Osod al-Sharqiyyah” (al-Sh’aytat) was ambushed by ISIS members, while the group was combing areas near the salt mine in al-Masrab desert in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor. ISIS attack left seven militiamen of “Osod al-Sharqiyyah” dead, including the leader of the group, and three others injured. SOHR activists in al-Raqqah city have reported hearing gunfire, after the arrival of the bodies of the seven fatalities to the city.

 

Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,587 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least three 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 1,081 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.

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