The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Rocket fire | Shelling on military vehicle of “Fatemiyoun” militia in Palmyra, leaves several members injured

Homs province: SOHR activists have documented the injury of several members of the Afghan militia of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun”, where their vehicles were targeted by a missile near Arak village at the outskirts of Palmyra city in the eastern Homs countryside. The injured were transported to Bassil Al-Assad National Hospital in Palmyra.

Yesterday, reliable SOHR sources reported that members of a joint patrol of Al-Badiyah intelligence branch and Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) stormed several houses in a neighbourhood in the western part of Palmyra city in the eastern countryside of Homs, arresting several people for “cooperating with ISIS and providing the organisation with information about the positions of Iranian-backed militias in Palmyra city.”

On May 9, SOHR activists reported that ISIS members roamed in two cars and several motorbikes with ISIS flags being installed on them near Wady Al-Abyad, nearly 17 kilometres to the north-west of Palmyra city in east Homs countryside in the centre of Syria near Al-Amor Mountain.

This is the first parade of its kind by ISIS in this area since regime forces and Iranian-backed militias controlled the area in March 2017, after violent battles with ISIS. This development marked significant increase in the activity of ISIS, where ISIS members used to appear only in Palmyra desert to execute attacks on separate occasions.