At least 43 members of the regime, its allies, and ISIS have been killed in more than 24 hours of clashes, raising the death toll to about 300 in 18 days of attacks and clashes
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of violent clashes between the regime forces supported by the gunmen loyal to them; against members of the “Islamic State” organization starting from the Syrian Desert to the northeastern countryside of al-Suwaidaa until al-Bokamal Desert in the eastern Countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the Syrian observatory monitored violent clashes caused by the successive attacks of the “Islamic State” organization, which seek to inflict large number of casualties in the ranks of the regime, Iranians, and the gunmen loyal to them, and to find a place for themselves in the desert, and to distract the regime forces by attacking scattered locations and different areas, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces also continue to carry out a counter attack in the northeastern countryside of al-Suwaidaa Desert, and they were able to achieve more advancement in the area, after advancing in several areas during the past 24 hours, also the clashes caused more casualties in the ranks of both parties.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the rise of number of casualties in the ranks of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities to at least 27, including 14 Syrian nationality members, in addition to the raise of number of casualties of the organization to 16, all of them were killed during the clashes that have been taking place in the area since dawn of today, amid information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties, raising to 1190, 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 723, the number of members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them who were killed in the 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 467 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 193 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 96 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.
Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 5th of June 2018 that the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, managed to restore most of 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, from the west of Al-Bokamal to the east of Al-Mayadin, 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 its allies of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the fact that the Russian warplanes have not been intensively involved in supporting the regime forces and pushing the attack of the organization on the area, and the attacks which have completed 48 hours, resulted in the fall of a large number of casualties in the ranks of the both parties.