The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS’ first attack in 2022 | 25 regime soldiers and militias killed and wounded in ambush near oil stations in desert

ISIS members have carried out a new ambush in the Syrian desert, targeting a regime forces’ military convoy of consisting of several vehicles, within the administrative boundary between eastern Homs desert and eastern Deir Ezzor desert, in oil pumping stations”T 2, T 3” areas, SOHR activists said.


ISIS ambush killed nine regime soldiers, Fifth Corps, and other militias and wounded 15 others.

Yesterday, SOHR activists monitored the arrival of military reinforcements of the regime forces in Homs desert, consisting of military vehicles and heavy weapons, as well as dozens of soldiers.

Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1625 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least three Russians, and 165 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 1,117 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardments in the same period.