Day after killing 13 regime soldiers in ISIS ambush | Brigadier and four soldiers killed in Deir Ezzor desert • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Day after killing 13 regime soldiers in ISIS ambush | Brigadier and four soldiers killed in Deir Ezzor desert

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have reported an IED explosion in a car carrying a regime brigadier from al-Furokheya in Baniyas countryside in the Syrian coast.

The explosion took place in western Deir Ezzor desert, where ISIS cells are deployed and active, causing the death of the brigadier “Liwaa Sharaf” and four of his soldiers.

Yesterday, SOHR activists documented rise in number of deaths of the regime-backed “Osoud al-Sharqeya al-Shua’aitat” faction to 13, while others sustained injuries in an ambush by ISIS in al-Masrib desert in the western Deir Ezzor countryside.

According to SOHR sources, gunshots were heard in al-Raqqa city, after the seven dead bodies were transferred to the city this night.

The accident caused the largest death toll in lines of the regime forces and their armed proxies since June.

SOHR activists documented the death of 23 regime soldiers in different areas of the Syrian desert in the past 48 hours in ambushes and explosions of landmines planted by ISIS cells which are prevalent in east Homs desert and the deserts of Hama, al-Raqqah and Deir Ezzor. The regime’s fatalities included an officer of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and his escort who was Iranian, as unknown gunmen opened fire on them while they were traveling on the road between Palmyra and Deir Ezzor in central Syria.

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