Gunmen killed four shepherds and steal their sheep east of Al-Raqqa city
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SOHR activists say that unidentified gunmen, believed to be ISIS cells, killed four shepherds, stole their sheep and set agricultural crops on fire, in Badiyat al-Ghanem al-Ali area, which is controlled by regime forces and loyalists in eastern Al-Raqqa province.
On April 20, Syrian Observatory activists documented the killing of five persons from Al-Tarif village, while searching for wild truffle near Al-Bishri Mount, west of Deir Ezzor city. The perpetrators have yet to be known.
It is noteworthy that the area is controlled by regime forces and loyal militias of non-Syrian nationalities.
On April 4, SOHR activists have documented a new massacre against civilians in controlled areas of regime forces and loyal militias in the Syrian Desert.
According to SOHR sources, unknown gunmen attacked housing blocks where civilian families live in Al-Mestaha area near Ma’daan Atiq in Al-Raqqah countryside. The attackers kidnapped seven civilians, including one woman, after setting fire to their houses, then they executed the seven civilians and dumped their bodies in the area.
It is noteworthy that regime forces and their loyal militias did not care of the fire and took no action. No confirmed information has been reported about the perpetrators’ identity. However some reports have accused regime forces and their loyal militias of committing this massacre.