The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Deir Ezzor | “ISIS” cells kidnap three shepherds and steal some of their sheep in Al-Masrab desert

Deir Ezzor province: Armed men from “ISIS” cells, launched an attack with light weapons, starting from depth of the Syrian desert, on a group of shepherds near Al-Madhoul road in Al-Masrab desert, west of Deir Ezzor, within areas controlled by regime forces and Iranian militias. They kidnapped three shepherds and stole some sheep and fled to an unknown destination in the depth of the desert, and the fate of the shepherds remains unknown.
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 58 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: 20 operations left 38 fatalities:

• 32 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.

• Two ISIS members.

• Two truffle pickers.

-Homs desert: 28 operations left 68 fatalities:

• 50 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.