The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Planted earlier by ISIS | Regime soldier killed and another injured by explosion of old landmine in desert in eastern Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: A regime soldier was killed and another was injured by the explosion of an old landmine planted earlier by ISIS members on the outskirts of Al-Quriyah desert in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside which controlled by regime forces and their proxies. The injured soldier was taken to the hospital for treatment.


This comes in light of escalating attacks by ISIS members targeting positions of regime forces and their proxies in the Syrian desert.


Earlier today, SOHR sources reported that two Syrian members of the Russian-backed “Al-Quds Brigade” militia, were killed in a surprise attack carried out by gunmen belonging to “ISIS” cells. The attack targeted a military headquarters of the militia on the outskirts of Al-Masrab desert in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor.


According to SOHR statistics, the number of fatalities in military operations in the Syrian desert since early 2024 has increased to 468; 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.


  • 393 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 163 operations by ISIS members, including ambushes, armed attacks, and explosions, in west Euphrates region and the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah, Homs.



  • 46 civilians, including a child, a sorcerer and a woman, were killed in attacks by ISIS in the Syrian Desert.


Here is a regional distribution of ISIS attacks:


-Deir Ezzor desert: 56 operations left 142 fatalities:


  • 115 combatants, including 12 Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • Eight ISIS members.


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


-Homs desert: 73 operations left 220 fatalities:


  • 186 combatants, including 15 Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • 18 ISIS members.


  • 16 civilians, including two truffle pickers.


-Al-Raqqah desert: 20 operations left 59 fatalities:


  • 52 combatants, including two Iranian-backed militiamen.


  • Three ISIS members.


  • Four civilians, including two truffle pickers.


-Hama desert: 11 operations left 42 fatalities:


  • 35 combatants, including an Iranian-backed militiaman.


  • Seven civilians, including a child.


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