المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The violent clashes which are extended from Al-Suwaidaa Desert to Deir Ezzor Dessert kill about 35 members of Iranians, the regime forces and their allies and the organization

The violent clashes are still continuing in the area which is extended from the north-eastern desert of Al-Suwaidaa to T2 from the side of Hmimeh, at the administrative border between the eastern countryside of Homs and Deir Ezzor, as well as the front of the south-east of Al-Sukhnah, between members of the “Islamic State” organization against the Iranian forces and the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, the Syrian Observatory monitored the regime’s warplanes participating in the battles where they targeted the clash areas and the organization’s positions, amid advancement achieved by the regime forces and their allies in the area, and the Russian warplanes are still absent from supporting the Iranian forces in the operation, also the SOHR documented more casualties in the ranks of the conflicting parties in the fighting which has been still continuing since today dawn, Thursday, where it rose to 22 members including 11 Syrian members including a colonel, the number of casualties of the regime forces and their allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, also it rose to 12, the number of ISIS casualties who have been killed in the ongoing clashes in the area since dawn, amid information about more casualties in the ranks of the both parties.

Thus, it rose to 1181, the number of deaths of both parties who have been documented by the Syrian Observatory, in the provinces of Damascus, Deir Ezzor and Homs, where it rose to 718, the number of members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them who were killed in 2 months of clashes in al-Bokamal Desert, the countryside of Deir Ezzor, south of the capital Damascus and the eastern outskirts of Homs, also it rose to 463 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, in addition to the presence of missing members and captives in the ranks of the both parties, and among the total number of casualties the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of at least 184 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, 2 of them were executed and 9 of them are of the Russian Forces, during clashes and confrontations accompanied by detonating members of the “Islamic State” organization for themselves suing booby trapped vehicle and explosive belts in the clash sites, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 89 members of the organization in these clashes, which have been carried out out-of-a-sudden in the eastern countryside of Homs and Deir Ezzor since the 22nd of May 2018 until today.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published few hours ago, that it monitored the return of violent clashes, which renewed between the Iranian forces and the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in fronts in an area extended from the north-eastern desert of Al-Suwaidaa to T2 from the side of Hmimeh, at the administrative border between the eastern countryside of Homs and Deir Ezzor, as well as the front of the south-east of Al-Sukhnah, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the organization managed through these successive attacks since dawn, to inflect human losses in the ranks of its enemies, where 17 members at least of the gunmen loyal to the regime forces of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities were killed, in addition to the death of 9 members of the organization, while the organization is working on inflecting the largest possible number of human losses and paralyze the regime and its Syrian and non-Syrian allies, on the roads between Palmyra and Al-Sukhnah to Al-Bokamal in Deir Ezzor countryside, after they managed few days ago to completely paralyze the regime forces and close Al-Bokamal – Deir Ezzor Road, while again the Russian warplanes did not support the Iranian forces in repelling the organization’s attack, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the arrival of military reinforcements of tens of vehicles carrying groups of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, in the Syrian Desert.

The regime forces managed about 48 hours ago, to restore the positions which they had lost for members the “Islamic State” organization during its violent attack which targeted a front of about 100 km along the west banks of Euphrates River, where the regime forces managed to attack again which forced the organization to leave its positions and withdraw to the Desert, in order to prevent the fall of large number of human losses in its ranks, and to be able to re-attack in the next days, where the organization aims through these repeated attacks, to confuse the regime, and to strain it and to inflict the largest possible number of casualties in the ranks of the regime and it allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in addition that the Iranian forces and militias loyal to them were subjected to an attack in the far east of Homs at the administrative border with Deir Ezzor countryside, where the SOHR documented the death of 55 members at least including 3 members of the Lebanese Hezbollah, and 6 Iranian members, while it rose to at least 31, the number of members of the organization who were killed in the shelling and exchange of targeting the western banks of Euphrates River and the administrative border between the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor and the eastern countryside of Homs.

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