The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Following killing of two ISIS members and dragging their bodies | ISIS members carry out new attack in eastern Homs, injuring civilians

Homs province: Members of ISIS on motorcycles carried out an attack on several tents of civilians from Al-Fawa’aerah family from “Bani Khaled” tribe in Farhah and Umm Al-Tababeir areas near Al-Faraqlas in eastern Homs countryside. The attack left some people injured, while others went missing and their fate remains unknown.


Meanwhile, members of ISIS set fire to two tents and two cars, which resulted in the death of several livestock, before fleeing to an unknown destination.


This comes as a part of retaliation for the killing of two members of ISIS by shepherds and dragging their bodies in eastern Homs countryside on June 9.


According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 434; and they are as follows:


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


  • 362 members of regime forces and their proxy militias, including 33 Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen and three members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, were killed in 142 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in west Euphrates region and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs.


  • 43 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: 49 operations left 132 fatalities:


  • 106 combatants, including 12 Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • Eight ISIS members.


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


-Homs desert: 67 operations left 210 fatalities:


  • 176 combatants, including 15 Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • 18 ISIS members.


  • 16 civilians, including two truffle pickers.


-Al-Raqqah desert: 17 operations left 46 fatalities:


  • 41 combatants, including two Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • Three ISIS members.


  • Two civilian truffle pickers.


-Hama desert: Ten operations left 41 fatality:


  • 34 combatant, including an Iranian-backed militiaman.


  • Seven civilians, including a child.


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