The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New att-ack by IS-IS cells | Two members of NDF kil-led in western desert of Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: Two members of “NDF” were killed in an armed attack carried out by “ISIS” cells in Jabal Al-Bushri desert in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Recently, ISIS cells have intensified their attacks within regime-held areas.
According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2023 has increased to 555; and they are as follows:
• 44 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.
• 346 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 43 Iranian-backed Syrian and non-Syrian militiamen, were killed in 144 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.
• 165 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: 53 operations left 236 fatalities:
• 134 combatants, including 16 Iranian-backed militias.
• 89 civilians, including a woman.
• 13 ISIS members.
-Al-Raqqah desert: 13 operations left 39 fatalities:
• 35 combatants.
• Three ISIS members.
• One civilian.
-Deir Ezzor desert: 56 operations which left 162 fatalities:
• 132 combatants, including 22 Iranian-backed militias.
• 14 ISIS members.
• 19 civilians.
-Hama desert: 18 operations which left 97 fatalities:
• 53 civilians.
• 37 combatants, including five Iranian-backed militiamen.
• Seven ISIS members.
-Aleppo desert: Four operations left five combatants, including two members of the 25th Division, and three civilians dead.
-Al-Suwaidaa desert: One operation left three combatants dead