The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

While searching for truffles | Three members of NDF killed and injured in landmines explosion in two areas in Al-Raqqah desert

Al-Raqqah province: A member of National Defence Forces was killed due to the explosion of an old landmine, while searching for truffles in Ma’adan desert.
Similarly, two members of National Defence Forces sustained various injuries due to the explosion of an old landmine planted earlier by ISIS cells in Al-Hammah desert in Al-Raqqah countryside, while searching for truffles. They were taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 300; and they are as follows:
* 24 ISIS members were killed by regime forces and their proxy militias.
* 239 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 25 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 113 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: 41 operations left 104 fatalities:
* 81 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.
* Five ISIS members.
* 18 civilians, including 17 truffle pickers, among them there was a woman.
-Homs desert: 48 operations left 114 fatalities:
* 88 combatants, including 12 Iranian-backed militiamen.
* 16 ISIS members.
* Ten civilians, including two truffle pickers.
-Al-Raqqah desert: 14 operations left 40 fatalities:
* 35 combatants, including two Iranian-backed militiamen.
* Three ISIS members.
* Two civilian truffle pickers.
-Hama desert: Eight operations left 37 fatalities:
* 30 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.