Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that at least 23 members of the Syrian army were killed by ISIS in the east of the country, within a period not exceeding 48 hours.
The observatory stated that the army’s deaths occurred in different places in the eastern Badia of Homs, passing through the Hama desert and Deir Ezzor, and reaching the Raqqa desert.
The observatory stated that among the dead was an officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and his companion, of Iranian nationality, after they were targeted with machine guns while they were passing on the road Palmyra – Deir ez-Zor in central Syria.
Yesterday, the observatory said that it documented the killing of 3 members of the government forces after the explosion of a mine planted by ISIS in the “Wadi Abyad” area in the Sukhna Badia, east of Homs.
Yesterday, militants from ISIS launched an attack on Syrian army positions and points in the Fayda Ibn Muwayna area in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, which led to the killing of 5 Syrian soldiers, in addition to the killing of two members of the terrorist organization.
Also, 7 soldiers, including an officer with the rank of brigadier, were killed in a surprise attack by ISIS members in the Sukhnah desert, located in the far eastern countryside of Homs, near the administrative border with Deir ez-Zor.
Thus, the death toll from human losses during the period from March 24, 2019 until now, has reached 1,458 dead from the Syrian army, including at least two Russians, in addition to the death of 152 non-Syrian pro-Iranian militias, according to the observatory’s statistics.
All of them were killed during ISIS attacks, bombings and ambushes in the western Euphrates, Deir ez-Zor desert, Raqqa, Homs, As-Suwayda, Hama and Aleppo.