ISIS’ news agency, Amaq, announced on November 29 that the group’s terrorists had ambushed a military convoy of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern Homs countryside.
The ambush took place a day earlier, west of the town of al-Sukhnah. The SAA’s convoy was targeted with a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), according to Amaq.
“Two battle tanks and a 4×4 vehicle were destroyed,” a source in ISIS told Amaq. “20 soldiers of the Syrian military, who were with the targeted military convoy, were also killed.
After the ambush, ISIS cells targeted two other vehicles of the SAA with heavy machine guns and an IED in the vicinity of al-Sukhnah. Amaq claims that several soldiers were killed or injured.
The terrorists likely came from the Homs desert, which lays between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor. The desert is infested with terrorists’ hideouts. U.S.-backed fighters based in the nearby area of al-Tanf are allegedly providing the terrorists with supplies.
A day earlier, government forces kicked off a new combing operation in southern and western Deir Ezzor to limit ISIS’ activities there.
According to a recent report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS terrorists killed at least 95 Syrian service members in the central region over the last month.
The Russian Aerospace Forces are supporting Syrian government forces operations against ISIS in the central region. However, the situation there is not improving. The group has established itself in the region, likely thanks to the support of U.S.-backed fighters.
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