The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

IS*IS attacking shepherds | Russian wa*rplanes carry out airstrikes on Syrian Desert

ISIS cells attacked a group of shepherds in Al-Masrib Desert western of Deir Ezzor, where clashes erupted between both sides before ISIS cells fled to an unknown destination, while groups of the National Defence and Luwaa Al-Qods headed towards the site of the clashes. However, no casualties were reported.

On the same context, Russian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on positions in Al-Boshra, Al-Rasafa and Palmyra, which are believed to shelter ISIS cells.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 127; and they are as follows:

• 17 ISIS members were killed by regime forces and their proxy militias.

• 100 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 13 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 49 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in west Euphrates region and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs.

• Ten civilians, including a child, were killed in attacks by ISIS in the Syrian desert.

Here is a regional distribution of ISIS attacks:

-Deir Ezzor desert: 16 operations left 31 fatalities:

• 27 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.

• Two ISIS members.

• Two truffle pickers.

-Homs desert: 26 operations left 62 fatalities:

• 49 combatants, including three Iranian-backed militiamen.

• 12 ISIS members.

• One civilian.

-Al-Raqqah desert: Three operations left 14 fatalities:

• 11 combatants.

• Three ISIS members.

-Hama desert: Three operations left 17 fatalities:

• Ten combatant.

• Seven civilians, including a child.

-Aleppo: One operation left three Iranian-backed militiamen dead.