المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New attacks by ISIS in Deir Ezzor deserts raises the death toll to 225 members of the regime forces and their allies in 30 days of battles against the organization

Deir Ezzor province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored clashes taking place between ISIS against the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalists  in areas in Al-Mayadeen desert in the west of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where clashes took place between both parties as a result of an attack carried out by groups of ISIS on positions of the regime forces and their allies in the area, leaving human losses in the ranks of both parties, where 5 members of the organization were killed and at least 3 members of the regime forces and their allies were killed, and several others were injured with different severity.

And with the death of more members in the ranks of the both parties during the ongoing clashes between them which started on the 13th of March 2018, it has increased to 224 at least, the number of members of the regime and their allies who were killed during 28 days of clashes in al-Bokamal, the countryside of Deir Ezzor and south of the capital Damascus, also it rose to 86 at least, the number of members of the “Islamic State” organization who were killed in the same battles, since the recovery of the Organization in the 13th of March 2018, also tens of others of both parties were killed and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has been monitoring since the 13th of March 2018, the start of attacks by the “Islamic State” Organization, which were started by an attack in the capital Damascus, and enabled it to expand in al-Kadam neighbourhood in the southern part of the capital, followed by attacks targeted the 2nd Station, which was also controlled by the Organization south of al-Bokamal, and other attacks in Hmimeh area and al-Mayadin Desert, amid targeting sites of the regime forces and their allies west of Euphrates river in the eastern and southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, also these successive attacks have caused significant casualties in the ranks of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and as well as the ranks of members of the “Islamic State” Organization.

This violent attack of ISIS comes weeks after the control of the organization declined in the eastern banks of the Eupbhrates River, within the towns of Abu Al-Hassan, al-Sha’afa, Al-Baghouz, Al-Bobdara, and its districts, following the entire end of its presence in the western banks of the Euphrates River, where the SDF managed to control most of the east of the Euphrates except for the aforementioned enclave, where reliable sources confirmed to the SOHR that the organization organized its ranks in the recent stage in order to attempt to expand the organization’s controlled areas at the expense of its rivals in its areas of presence, and the SOHR published few months ago, that although the presence of the organization in the west of the Euphrates River ended on the 6th of December 2017, groups of its fighters meant to confuse the regime and its allies, by carrying out infiltrations and surprising attacks, within Deir Ezzor desert and the vicinity of Hmimeh area in the far of the north-eastern countryside of Homs, in conjunction with the attacks on areas in the eastern desert of Al-Sukhnah and attacks in other areas near the presence of the members of the organization who carry out these attacks in order to emphasize the strength of the organization and express its ability to carry out attacks and initiate them, and to result in the fall of the largest possible number of human losses in the ranks of the regime forces and their allies of non-Syrian nationalities.

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