The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Dea*th toll update | Six members of “National Defence” kil*led by IS*IS cells in Hama countryside

Hama province: A member of the “National Defence” died affected by the wounds he sustained yesterday, in an attack by ISIS cells on a group of the “National Defence” while they were collecting truffle in the vicinity of Tel Salma area in Al-Salmiya countryside eastern of Hama.

Accordingly, the number of members of the “National Defence” killed in the attack has risen to six.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 144; and they are as follows:

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

• 112 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 13 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 53 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 34 fatalities:

• 30 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: Four operations left 22 fatalities:

• Ten combatant.

• 12 civilians, including a child.

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