The situation in central Syria, where ISIS terrorists have been stepping up their attacks, remains tense, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
On November 14, the London-based monitoring group said in its report that the terrorist group is carrying out attacks against Syrian government forces in eastern Hama, southern Raqqa and eastern Homs on a regular basis.
ISIS terrorists attacked Syrian military positions, ambushed pro-government troops and targeted several vehicles in the central region over the last two weeks. This had lead to heavy human losses.
“48 regime soldiers and allied militiamen were killed, while 27 ISIS members were killed,” the SOHR said in the report, “the death toll is expected to rise as some injured are in serious condition, amid reports of further fatalities.”
Earlier this week, ISIS terrorists attacked three bases of the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces near the town of al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs. 21 soldiers and pro-government fighters were allegedly killed in the attack.
ISIS terrorists are launching their attacks in central Syria from the Homs desert, which lays between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor.
The terrorists are reportedly buying supplies, including weapons, from U.S.-backed fighters in the southeastern area of al-Tanaf, where the U.S.-led coalition maintains a garrison.
Syrian government forces and their allies are carrying out combing operations in the outskirts of the Homs desert on a regular basis. However, they are yet to address the terrorist group’s well-established presence within the region.
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