At least 22 Syrian regime soldiers and Islamic State members killed in violent clashes
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Syrian Observatory activists have monitored a squadron of Russian fighter jets flying over the Syrian desert since the early hours of Sunday morning, along with executing intensive strikes on ISIS positions in Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah triangle.
The Russian airstrikes coincide with fierce clashes and exchange of shelling in the same region between ISIS members on one hand, and regime forces and their proxy militias on the other. It is worth noting that the Russian jets carried out over 70 airstrikes on the Syrian desert in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, SOHR activists have documented new human losses in the intensive bombardment and violent clashes in the past 24 hours, as seven regime soldiers and loyalists were killed, while ISIS lost 15 members.
The death toll is expected to rise further as there are several combatants injured, some seriously. There are also unconfirmed reports of more casualties.
Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,066 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 144 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 601 ISIS members were also killed in attacks and bombardment in the same period.