The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

I*E*D explo*sion | Five regime soldiers including an officer kil*led and injured in Homs Desert

An officer ranked as first lieutenant and a member of the Third Division of the regime forces were killed and three others were severely injured due to the explosion of an IED planted by gunmen of ISIS cells, coinciding with the passage of a military vehicle in Palmyra Desert in eastern Homs countryside.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 231; and they are as follows:

24 ISIS members were killed by regime forces and their proxy militias.
171 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 16 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 91 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in west Euphrates region and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs.
36 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: 33 operations left 81 fatalities:

58 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.
Five ISIS members.
18 civilians, including 17 truffle pickers.
-Homs desert: 41 operations left 94 fatalities:

68 combatants, including three Iranian-backed militiamen.
16 ISIS members.
Ten civilians, including two truffle pickers.
-Al-Raqqah desert: Ten operations left 24 fatalities:

20 combatants.
Three ISIS members.
One civilian.

-Hama desert: Six operations left 31 fatalities:

24 combatants, including a member of Iranian-backed militias.
Seven civilians, including a child.
-Aleppo: One operation left three Iranian-backed militiamen dead.