Fighting continues in Homs desert and the regime forces renew their operation in an attempt to recover the areas they lost

Homs Province -The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: clashes are continuing between the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the eastern desert of Homs, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from a number of reliable sources that the clashes are continuing in the north-eastern desert of Al-Sukhnah, in an attempt by the regime forces to recover the positions they lost in the north-eastern desert of Al-Sukhnah and on Al-Dahik mountain and Al-Taybah town, and the regime forces are also trying to retake the control of Al-Qaryatayn city, which has been controlled by the organization for a week, and the clashes are accompanied by intensive and exchange of shelling between the both parties, amid raids by warplanes targeted positions of the regime forces in Al-Sukhnah desert.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday, that The “Islamic State” organization which infiltrated by groups to Al-Qaryatayn city and managed to control the city as well as hills and heights in its vicinity, detonated a booby trapped vehicle last night in a position of the regime forces resulted in the death of an officer with the rank of a lieutenant colonel and he is the commander of a Special Tasks Unit in the Internal Security in Homs, with other 5 members were with him, while the continuous fighting between the both parties resulted in the fall of more casualties in the ranks of the both parties, in which it rose to at least 456 the number of members in the ranks of the both parties of who have been documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, since the 28th of September 2017, until the 7th of October 2017, in which the death toll rose to 217 members at least of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, including 26 members of the Lebanese Hezbollah and about 80 members of the militiamen loyal

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Source: News Now/ SOHR

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