The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Including two non-Syrian commanders | Five members of Iranian militias kil*led in IS*IS attack in Al-Bokamal

Two non-Syrian commanders of Iranian militias and three other members were killed in an attack by ISIS cells at the first line of defence western of Al-Bokamal in Deir Ezzor, where the casualties hail from Hama province.

On the same context, Al-Bokamal City and its countryside witnesses a state of security mobilization following the attack, where mobile patrols were conducted in the region.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2023 has increased to 587 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.

378 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 58 Iranian-backed Syrian and non-Syrian militiamen, were killed in 156 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: 56 operations left 255 fatalities:

146 combatants, including 26 Iranian-backed militias.

89 civilians, including a woman.

20 ISIS members.

-Al-Raqqah desert: 15 operations left 42 fatalities:

38 combatants.

Three ISIS members.

One civilian.

-Deir Ezzor desert: 62 operations which left 182 fatalities:

149 combatants, including 27 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