The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New attack | IS*IS cells ki*ll a member of “National Defence” while collecting truffle in Al-Shoula Desert

Deir Ezzor province: ISIS cells launched a sneak attack with light and medium weapons from the depth of the Syrian Desert targeting a group of the “National Defence” militia, while collecting truffle in Al-Shoula Desert southern of Deir Ezzor, where a member of the group was killed and the gunmen fled to an unknown destination.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 145; and they are as follows:

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

• 113 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 13 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 54 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: 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.