About 120 of the regime forces, Hezbollah, non-Syrian gunmen and members of the “Islamic State” organization are killed within 24 hours of violent desert battles • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 120 of the regime forces, Hezbollah, non-Syrian gunmen and members of the “Islamic State” organization are killed within 24 hours of violent desert battles

The violent clashes continue between the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the desert of Homs and Deir Ezzor, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Russian warplanes have carried out tens of airstrikes since the dawn of Sunday on the “Islamic State” organization’s controlled areas west of Deir Ezzor and the al-Sukhnah area and the road between them, amid continuous clashes in an attempt by the regime forces re-control the areas they lost in the areas by an attack by the “Islamic State” organization on Thursday afternoon the 28th of September 2017, and the clashes, heavy and intense shelling, exchange of targeting and explosions have caused more casualties in the ranks of both parties.

Where it rose to about 120, the number of people who were killed of both parties in these fierce clash since the day before yesterday in the western desert of Deir Ezzor and the eastern desert of Homs, where the Syrian Observatory documenting the rise of regime forces’ death toll to 73 at least, including 34 at least of non-Syrian nationalities Including at least 10 of the Lebanese Hezbollah members, the Syrian Observatory also documented the killing of more than 45 members of the “Islamic State” organization, while tens of members of both parties were injured with varying severity, reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the regime forces were able to regain control of sites and points they lost yesterday near al-Sukhnah and on the road connecting Deir Ezzor and Sukhnah, but they continue their operations to restore control of Tawba mountain overlooking al-Sukhnah city and on Shula and Kabajeb areas, located on the main road between Deir Ezzor and Damascus, with a cover of heavy shelling and intense Russian raids.

On the 10th of September, the regime forces managed to open the artery coming from Damascus, and the operation of lifting the siege was carried out on 3 stages the first was to lift the siege on the Brigade 137, then lifting the siege of Deir Ezzor Military Airport and the bloc of neighborhoods related to it, and the third stage was to reach the western entrance of Deir Ezzor city at the area of Panorama area after taking the control of Damascus – Deir Ezzor road.