The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Hama | “IS*IS” cells ki*ll civilian while searching for “truffle” in eastern countryside

Hama province: A civilian was shot dead by gunmen who are likely to belong to “ISIS” cells, while he was searching for “truffle” in Duwaizin in the eastern countryside of Salamiyah east of Hama.
“Truffle” trap continues claiming more civilians’ lives who risk their life searching for it and seeking the livelihood.
According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2023 has increased to 138; and they are as follows:
• 11 ISIS members were killed in clashes with regime forces and Russian airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the deserts of Homs, Al-Suwaidaa, Hama, Al-Raqqah, Deir Ezzor and Aleppo.
• 127 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 24 Iranian-backed Syrian and non-Syrian militiamen, were killed in 69 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in west Euphrates region and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs, Al-Suwaidaa, Hama and Aleppo.
In addition, 117 civilians, including a woman, were killed in attacks by ISIS in the Syrian desert.
Here is a regional distribution of ISIS attacks in 2023:
-Homs desert: 26 operations left 136 fatalities:
• 51 combatants, including 13 Iranian-backed militias.
• 87 civilians, including a woman.
• One ISIS member.
-Al-Raqqah desert: Nine operations left 21 fatalities:
• 16 regime soldiers.
• Three ISIS members.
• One civilian.
• An NDF member.
-Deir Ezzor desert: 23 operations which left 53 fatalities:
• 47 combatants, including 11 Iranian-backed militias.
• Five ISIS members.
• One civilian.
-Hama desert: Ten operations left 28 civilians, 12 combatants and two ISIS members dead.
-Aleppo desert: Two operation left a combatant and three civilians dead.