The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS attack | Regime soldier killed in Palmyra desert in Homs countryside

Homs province: A regime soldier from Kharbah Al-Hamam village in western Homs countryside was killed, while attempting to foil an attack by ISIS members on a military post of regime forces in Al-Mahr area in Palmyra desert in eastern Homs countryside, where armed clashes with heavy weapons erupted between both sides.


The clashes left several members of ISIS injured.


According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 369; and they are as follows:


  • 27 ISIS members, three of whom were killed in Russian airstrikes and the others were killed by regime forces and their proxy militias.


  • 305 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 25 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen, were killed in 126 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: 44 operations left 118 fatalities:


  • 92 combatants, including seven Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • Eight ISIS members.


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


-Homs desert: 55 operations left 162 fatalities:


  • 136 combatants, including 12 Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • 16 ISIS members.


  • Ten civilians, including two truffle pickers.


-Al-Raqqah desert: 16 operations left 45 fatalities:


  • 40 combatants, including two Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • Three ISIS members.


  • Two civilian truffle pickers.


-Hama desert: Nine operations left 38 fatality:


  • 31 combatant, including an Iranian-backed militiaman.


  • Seven civilians, including a child.


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