The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Increasing ISIS attacks in the Syrian desert | ISIS members carry out 14 operations in April, leaving nearly 40 members of regime forces dead and injured

ISIS continues launching military operations in several areas within the Syrian desert, targeting positions of regime forces and their proxies and executing detainees.
This comes in light of escalating attacks by ISIS cells in the Syrian desert.
SOHR has documented 14 operations carried out by ISIS members in 15 days, since early April, where these operations left 27 combatants dead and 12 others injured.
The operations are distributed regionally as follows:
Deir Ezzor: Six attacks left 13 combatants dead.
Homs: Four attacks left eight combatants dead.
Hama: One attack left four combatants dead.
Al-Raqqah: Three attacks left two combatants dead.
According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 301; and they are as follows:

24 ISIS members were killed by regime forces and their proxy militias.

240 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 25 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 115 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: 50 operations left 115 fatalities:

89 combatants, including 12 Iranian-backed militiamen.

16 ISIS members.

Ten civilians, including two truffle pickers.

-Al-Raqqah desert: 14 operations left 41 fatalities:

35 combatants, including two Iranian-backed militiamen.

Three ISIS members.

Three civilian truffle pickers.

-Hama desert: Eight operations left 37 fatality:

30 combatant, including an Iranian-backed militiaman.

Seven civilians, including a child.

-Aleppo: Two operations left five combatants, including three Iranian-backed militiamen, dead.