The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Surprise attack | ISIS kills three IRGC members in Homs desert

Homs province: Gunmen of ISIS cells on a motor cycle opened fire by light and medium weapons on an out post and a military vehicle belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps near the “driving school” in western Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs.


The attack left three IRGC members dead, while the vehicle was burned down.


The attackers escaped towards a mountain area near Al-Ammour mountain which is close to the attacked site.


According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 383; 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.


  • 319 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 30 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen and three members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, were killed in 131 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: 46 operations left 125 fatalities:


  • 99 combatants, including 12 Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • Eight ISIS members.


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


-Homs desert: 58 operations left 169 fatalities:


  • 143 combatants, including 15 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 39 fatality:


  • 32 combatant, including an Iranian-backed militiaman.


  • Seven civilians, including a child.


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