The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

IS*IS resurgence | Gu*nmen assas*sinate member of “National Defence” in Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor province: A member of the “National Defence” was shot dead by a member of ISIS near Al-Hall Market in Al-Mayadeen City eastern of Deir Ezzor within areas of regime forces and their proxies, where the ISIS members also robbed his Kalashnikov weapon before fleeing to an unknown destination.

Regime-held areas have witnessed extensive attacks by ISIS cells, where SOHR activists documented six attacks in different areas of the desert and the death of 13 members of the regime and two members of ISIS.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 149; and they are as follows:

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

• 115 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 13 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 56 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: 18 operations left 35 fatalities:

• 31 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.

• Two ISIS members.

• Two truffle pickers.

-Homs desert: 28 operations left 72 fatalities:

• 52 combatants, including three Iranian-backed militiamen.

• 14 ISIS members.

• Six civilian.

-Al-Raqqah desert: Five operations left 17 fatalities:

• 14 combatants.

• Three ISIS members.

-Hama desert: Four operations left 22 fatalities:

• Ten combatant.

• 12 civilians, including a child.

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