The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New assassination | ISIS cells kill member of Military Intelligence Department in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: A member of the studies section of the Military Intelligence Department was shot dead by unidentified gunmen, who are believed to belong to ISIS, in Al-Shamitiya Town western of Deir Ezzor within areas of regime forces and Iranian militias.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2023 has increased to 456; and they are as follows:
• 27 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.
• 269 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 37 Iranian-backed Syrian and non-Syrian militiamen, were killed in 119 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.
• 160 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: 40 operations left 170 fatalities:
• 77 combatants, including 12 Iranian-backed militias.
• 88 civilians, including a woman.
• Five ISIS members.
-Al-Raqqah desert: 12 operations left 33 fatalities:
• 32 combatants.
• Three ISIS members.
• One civilian.
-Deir Ezzor desert: 48 operations which left 143 fatalities:
• 121 combatants, including 20 Iranian-backed militias.
• 12 ISIS members.
• 19 civilians.
-Hama desert: 16 operations which left 90 fatalities:
• 49 civilians.
• 36 combatants, including five Iranian-backed militiamen.
• Five ISIS members.
-Aleppo desert: Three operations left three combatants, including two members of the 25th Division, and three civilians dead.