The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Landmine explosion | Three members of ISIS killed near checkpoints of the 17th Division in Deir Ezzor

Three members of ISIS were killed in the explosion of a landmine while driving a car, where they were carrying out an infiltration operation on military checkpoints of the 17th Division and the National Defence in the vicinity of the salt mine western of Deir Ezzor.

Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes on positions, which are used by ISIS as starting points to their attacks on positions of the regime.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 153; and they are as follows:

• 22 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 59 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in west Euphrates region and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs.

• 16 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: 21 operations left 38 fatalities:

• 32 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.

• Five 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.