The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Armed clashes | Officer of the regime forces kil*led by IS*IS cells in Hama Desert

Hama province: An officer ranked as “lieutenant” of the regime forces was killed and another was injured in armed clashes between regime forces and ISIS cells in eastern Salmiya countryside within Hama Desert.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 274; and they are as follows:
• 24 ISIS members were killed by regime forces and their proxy militias.
• 213 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 25 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 101 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in west Euphrates region and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs.
• 37 civilians, including a child and a woman, were killed in attacks by ISIS in the Syrian desert.
Here is a regional distribution of ISIS attacks:
-Deir Ezzor desert: 35 operations left 91 fatalities:
• 68 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.
• Five ISIS members.
• 18 civilians, including 17 truffle pickers, among them there was a woman.
-Homs desert: 46 operations left 107 fatalities:
• 81 combatants, including 12 Iranian-backed militiamen.
• 16 ISIS members.
• Ten civilians, including two truffle pickers.
-Al-Raqqah desert: 11 operations left 38 fatalities:
• 33 combatants, including two Iranian-backed militiamen.
• Three ISIS members.
• Two civilian truffle pickers.
-Hama desert: Seven operations left 33 fatalities:
• 26 combatants, including an Iranian-backed militiaman.
• Seven civilians, including a child.
-Aleppo: Two operations left five fatalities:
• Three Iranian-backed militiamen.
• Two National Defence members