After 4 days of the Syrian Desert clashes…Deir Ezzor - Damascus Road is closed, Al-Qaryatayn is controlled by ISIS and more than 270 casualties of the organization and the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After 4 days of the Syrian Desert clashes…Deir Ezzor – Damascus Road is closed, Al-Qaryatayn is controlled by ISIS and more than 270 casualties of the organization and the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them

The military operations are continuing between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities on one hand, and the “Islamic State” organization on the others, on areas in the Syrian Desert, where the violent clashes are continuing between the both parties in the vicinity of Al-Qaryatayn town which was controlled by the organization at dawn of Sunday, in conjunction of the continuous attempts by the regime forces to retake the control of the town after their attack yesterday had failed and then they withdrew from the southern section after they managed to enter it yesterday, the clashes are also continuing in the vicinity of Al-Sukhnah city, where ISIS is still controlling Al-Dahik mountain and Al-Taybah town and other areas in the vicinity of Al-Sukhnah, which led to blocking Deir Ezzor – Damascus Road which pass through the area as a result of targeting it by firearm by the members of the organization, and the regime forces fight desperately under an aerial and rocket cover to restore what did it lost and to open the road again.

These violent clashes accompanied by explosions and intensive aerial and rocket shelling caused more casualties in the ranks of the both parties, since the 28th of September 2017, until today the 2nd of October 2017, in which the death toll rose to 153 members at least of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, including 50 members at least of non-Syrian nationalities including 20 members at least of the Lebanese Hezbollah and about 74 members of the militiamen loyal to the regime forces of Palestinian and Asian nationalities, while the death toll rose to about 120 members of ISIS of who were killed by blowing themselves up by using suicidal belts and by booby trapped vehicles and in artillery and rocket shelling and raids and clashes against the regime forces in the areas where they attacked, where the organization managed to recover Al-Shawla, Kabajeb and the mountain which is overlooking on Al-Sukhnah and other positions and areas where the regime forces managed to advance into, in the areas extended from the west of Deir Ezzor to the south-eastern countryside of Homs, before the regime forces returned to recover most of the areas they lost, while many areas are still witnessing clashes of hit-and-run between the both parties.