22 people killed in 3 ISIS attacks in Syrian desert

22 people killed in 3 ISIS attacks in Syrian desert

22 people killed in 3 ISIS attacks in Syrian desert

Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 22 people were killed in three attacks by the terrorist organization “ISIS” in the Syrian Badia within 24 hours in areas controlled by the Syrian armed forces. He pointed to the carrying out of three attacks on a Syrian armed forces military base in the Palmyra desert and an oil field in Deir ez-Zor, in addition to the mines laid by the organization’s cells and on a number of National employees Defenses targeted the Rusafa desert, south of Raqqa, and pointed out that 22 people were killed in these attacks.

The observatory said at least 3,825 people were killed in Syria in 2022, the lowest annual number since the Syrian conflict erupted nearly 12 years ago.

At the end of 2021, the observatory reported the lowest death toll, at more than 3,700 dead, but later documented the names of other dead who fell that same year, bringing the death toll to 3,882.

The Observatory reported that the 2022 result includes 1,627 civilians, including 321 children, and noted that among the civilian deaths, 209 people, half of them children, died as a result of mines and explosive remnants of war. The year 2014 saw the conflict’s highest annual death toll, as the observatory documented the killing of about 111,000 people.

The intensity of the fighting has gradually decreased in several areas over the past two years, notably in Idlib governorate (north-west), where a ceasefire has been in place since March 2020, according to a Turkish-Russian agreement.

Since the announcement of the annihilation of the terrorist organization “ISIS” in Syria in 2019, the organization’s fighters, who have mainly withdrawn to remote areas in Badia, have launched operations, aimed in particular against Kurdish fighters and forces linked to the Syrian army and large Areas that include agricultural plains and oil and gas wells are still out of government control, particularly the Kurdish-controlled areas (Northeast) and areas in and around Idlib.

Moreover, the Russian Foreign Ministry said yesterday that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria during a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, while Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar revealed the main things that the Turkish side had emphasized to The Turkish newspaper Sabah quoted Akar as saying, “We reaffirmed at the meeting that we support Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, and our sole objective is to fight terrorism.” And we found that a third of Syria is controlled by terrorist groups.”

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