The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

IS*IS resurgence | Shepherd kil*led and his sheep stolen by gu*nmen in Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor province: A civilian from Mahkan Town in Deir Ezzor countryside was killed in an attack by gunmen of ISIS and his sheep were stolen in Deir Ezzor Desert, where the gunmen fled to an unknown destination.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2023 has increased to 628; and they are as follows:
46 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.
411 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 63 Iranian-backed Syrian and non-Syrian militiamen, were killed in 172 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.
171 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: 59 operations left 267 fatalities:
156 combatants, including 26 Iranian-backed militias.
92 civilians, including a woman.
21 ISIS members.
-Al-Raqqah desert: 17 operations left 48 fatalities:
42 combatants.
Three ISIS members.
Three civilian.
-Deir Ezzor desert: 74 operations which left 203 fatalities:
168 combatants, including 32 Iranian-backed militias.
15 ISIS members.
20 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