Deir Ezzor province: ISIS cells have carried out a violent attack on military posts and positions of Liwaa Al-Quds and regime’s 17th Division, in Al-Massrab desert in west of Deir Ezzor, in the early hours of Saturday, killing seven members of Liwaa Al-Quds and 17th Division in addition to wounding about 17 others, who were taken to Deir Ezzor military hospital.
ISIS attack coincided with violent clashes between NDF and Liwaa Al-Quds members, on one hand, and ISIS fighters, on the other, in Jabal Al-Bashari area, southwest of Deir Ezzor.
Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1607 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least three Russians, and 158 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 1,096 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardments in the same period.