Insubordination | Iranian-backed militias arrest nearly 30 local fighters for refusing to take part in combing operations in desert after ISIS having killed and injured 75 regime soldiers
SOHR sources confirmed that Iranian-backed militias are continuing the arrests campaign of local fighters operating under the banner of Iranian-backed militias for their refusal to participate in the campaign to comb Deir Ezzor countryside desert.
The number of Syrian members arrested by Iranian-backed militias has risen to at least 28 amid reports on arresting others who refused to comb Al-Bokamal desert down to Al-Salihiyah and Al-Suwayyah.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has monitored and tracked the circumstances of ISIS escalating attacks in the desert during this month, documenting 11 attacks in 20 days, precisely from June 2 to June 22. These attacks left heavy losses, as SOHR has documented the death of 42 regime soldiers and proxy militiamen and the injury of 31 others. In addition, a civilian was killed, and 14 others sustained various injuries in the same attacks.
Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that regime forces backed by militiamen of Palestinian “Liwaa Al-Quds” and other militias continued their combing campaign and search for ISIS cells in Jabal Al-Bishri area in south-eastern Al-Raqqah desert Deir Ezzor desert.
Regime forces and their backed militias supported by helicopters raided abandoned houses used by cattle herders in the area, detonating a number of them.
This coincided with the flight by Russian and regime warplanes over the Syrian desert to monitor and target the movements of ISIS cells hidden in separate areas in the desert.