ISIS attack | Five non-Syrian members of Iran-backed militias killed in Syrian desert • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS attack | Five non-Syrian members of Iran-backed militias killed in Syrian desert

ISIS members attacked military checkpoints of Iran-backed militias in Palmyra desert in eastern Homs countryside, where clashes with medium and light machineguns erupted between ISIS members and Iran-backed militias, while combing areas in the desert south western of Palmyra city, causing the death of five members of non-Syrian Iran-backed militias and injury of others, and they were taken to Palmyra National Hospital.

Moreover, ISIS members attacked positions of “Luwaa Al-Qods”, which is affiliated to Russia, in Palmyra desert in eastern Homs countryside. However, no casualties have been reported yet.

It is worth noting that non-Syrian gunmen participate in combing operations in the desert with the regime forces since the mid July.

ISIS members are highly active in Palmyra in eastern Homs countryside and its desert, where they frequently carry out attacks against the regime forces and regime-backed militias, causing casualties among their ranks.

On September 14, reliable SOHR sources reported that Russian fighter jets had been consecutively targeting ISIS positions and hideouts, where they executed nearly 20 airstrikes on Al-Rasafah desert in Al-Raqqah province.

It is worth noting that ISIS cells are active and numerous in scattered areas in the Syrian desert where they carry out attacks and ambushes, targeting regime forces and their proxies.