Anti-ISIS campaign | Regime forces block Salmiyah-Atharia road in Syrian desert, while Russian jets hit IS*IS hideouts • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Anti-ISIS campaign | Regime forces block Salmiyah-Atharia road in Syrian desert, while Russian jets hit IS*IS hideouts

A large military convoy of regime forces has set off from eastern Hama countryside, heading to Al-Tabqa crossing in Al-Raqqah province.

The convoy has taken Salmiyah-Atharia road and prevented people from passing through the road.

The convoy consists of dozens of cars loaded with heavy weapons, a number of armoured vehicles, tankers loaded on transport vehicles, and dozens of soldiers.

Meanwhile, Russian fighter jets have carried out airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in Sabkha Al-Kom and other areas in the Syrian desert.

On October 30, SOHR activists reported a new combing campaign by National Defense Forces, searching for ISIS cells, as vehicles with heavy machine guns mounted on them were deployed in Al-Sokhna desert in eastern Homs countryside.

On October 27, SOHR activists documented the death of a member of “Mohamed Hamshou” militia, which is backed by the 4th Division, due to the explosion of an old landmine in an outpost dubbed the “First Ambush” on the road between Atheriyah and Al-Raqqah in the eastern countryside of Hama in the Syrian desert.

SOHR activists reported seeing the arrival of military reinforcement of the 25th Division members and regime soldiers in Palmyra city, along with the landing of four Russian helicopters carrying regime soldiers at Palmyra airbase.

According to SOHR sources, this reinforcement was sent to palmyra airbase as a part of preparations for military manoeuvres in the Syrian desert. As soon as the Russian helicopters arrived at the base, they started combing the area from Al-Abbasiyah to the centre of Al-Hammad and the T-3 station.