IS claim deadly offensive in Syria's Homs

IS claim deadly offensive in Syria's Homs
The Islamic State group is continuing its war against the brutal Syrian regime despite losing almost all of its territory.
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30 April, 2019
Casualties caused by Islamic State group land mines in a Syria's Homs Desert are increasing following a new offensive on regime forces, according to media linked to the organistion.

According to a press release carried by the group's official news agency Amaq, 11 Assad regime soldiers have been injured and killed in Homs

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three people, including a Syrian regime officer, were killed in a landmine explosion on Wednesday.

Recently losing almost all of its territory, Islamic State group militants are continuing their attacks through sleeper cells with the aim of increasing instability.

The Syrian war began in 2011 when President Bashar al-Assad responded with military force to peaceful protests. The brutal suppression led to a wave of uprisings, triggering an armed rebellion after mass defections from the Syrian army.

At least tens of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war, mostly by the regime and its powerful allies, and millions have been displaced both inside and outside of Syria.

The brutal tactics pursued mainly by the regime, which have included the use of chemical weapons, sieges, mass executions and torture against civilians have led to war crimes investigations.

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