The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Death toll update | 28 members of regime forces and “Liwaa Al-Quds” killed in two separate attacks by ISIS cells in Syrian desert

SOHR activists have reported that the number of members of the Russian-backed “Liwaa Al-Quds,” who were killed in yesterday’s violent attack by ISIS cells with heavy and medium weapons that targeted a regime military bus in an area near Al-Taybah village in the eastern countryside of Homs, has increased to 22.


On the other hand, the number of fatalities among regime forces in the attack, which was carried out by ISIS members on regime headquarters in Hasarat village in Al-Bokamal countryside in eastern Deir Ezzor, has increased to six. Two other regime soldiers were also captured during the attack.


According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 329; and they are as follows:


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


  • 268 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 25 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 117 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: 42 operations left 110 fatalities:


  • 87 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • Five ISIS members.


  • 18 civilians, including 17 truffle pickers, among them there was a woman.


-Homs desert: 51 operations left 137 fatalities:


  • 111 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.