Deir ez-Zor: Seven Syrian Regime Forces Killed in Clashes with IS

At least seven troops of the Syrian regime were killed in clashes with the Islamic State (IS) in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, a monitor said on Saturday.

In addition to the seven members of the pro-regime “National Defense” militia who were killed by the jihadists, a number of other militiamen were also injured in the attack in al-Shoula region of Deir ez-Zor province.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “the death toll is expected to rise, as some of the injured are in a serious condition.”

“Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,177 regime soldiers and loyalists of the Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 145 Iran-backed militiamen of non-Syrian nationalities,” SOHR noted, adding : “All were killed in attacks, bombings, and ambushes by the Islamic State.”

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