The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Planted by IS*IS | Three members of National Defence kil*led in landm*ine expl*osion in Deir Ezzor

A member of the National Defence died affected by the wounds he sustained due to the explosion of a landmine planted by members of ISIS, where the members of National Defence were heading to collect truffle in Deir Ezzor Desert.

Accordingly, the number of members of the National Defence killed in the explosion has risen to three.

Earlier today, two members of the National Defence Forces were killed and another was severely injured due to the explosion of a landmine planted earlier by unidentified gunmen believed to be of ISIS cells.
The landmine exploded in the members’ car while they were heading to pick truffles in Deir Ezzor desert.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 138; and they are as follows:

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

• 106 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 13 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 52 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in west Euphrates region and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs.

• 15 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: 17 operations left 31 fatalities:

• 29 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.

• Two ISIS members.

• Two truffle pickers.

-Homs desert: 27 operations left 68 fatalities:

• 50 combatants, including three Iranian-backed militiamen.

• 12 ISIS members.

• Six civilian.

-Al-Raqqah desert: Four operations left 16 fatalities:

• 13 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.