ISIS dramatic escalation | 26 regime soldiers and militiamen killed in Jabal Al-Bashari area in 72 hours
SOHR activists have monitored violent clashes between regime forces and their proxies on the one hand, and ISIS fighters on the other hand in Jabal Al-Bashari area in Al-Raqqah desert near the administrative border with Deir Ezzor, where the clashes have continued at a violent pace since yesterday, causing heavy casualties among the two parties.
These violent clashes come amid non-intense Russian aerial bombardment in the region, it has been confirmed that nine regime soldiers and militiamen have been killed since yesterday and seven ISIS members were killed also.
The death toll is believed to rise as there are some people seriously injured and reports about new deaths.
Accordingly, the death toll of regime forces killed in and around Jabal Al-Bashari by ISIS fighters in 72 hours has risen to 26.
In the same vein, four regime soldiers were confirmed killed in an ambush by ISIS members, east of Dameer military airport in Rif Dimashq on June 21.
According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2022 has increased to 263; and they are as follows:
• 119 ISIS members were killed in Russian airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the deserts of Homs, Al-Suwaidaa, Hama, Al-Raqqah, Deir Ezzor, and Aleppo.
• 143 soldiers of regime forces and their proxy militias were killed in 49 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in western Euphrates and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs, Al-Suwaidaa, Hama and Aleppo.