At least 15 Syrian soldiers and loyal militiamen killed in surprise attack in Hama desert
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored a sweeping operation by regime forces and allied militias in the Syrian desert in rural al-Salamiyah, east of Hama,
This follows a new surprise attack by ISIS members, in the last few hours, on posts of regime forces and loyal militiamen in the area of Abu Fayyad Dam, east of al-Salamiyah. The attack left 14 regime soldiers and loyal militiamen dead.
Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of 942 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 140 Iranian-backed militiamen of non-Syrian nationalities. All were killed in attacks, bombings and ambushes by the “Islamic State”, west of Euphrates in the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Homs, and Al-Suwaidaa.
Also, four civilians working in gas fields, 11 shepherds and four other people were killed and documented by SOHR in the same period, from late March 2019 until today. They were killed in attacks by ISIS cells. While 505 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.