The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) restored security in the areas of Rashwani, Bir al-Hajjah, Wadi al-Salhub and Nayriyah in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert following a series of clashes between government troops and members of ISIS cells operating in the area.
According to the Syrian state-run media, the SAA and the NDF killed at least two ISIS members and arrested seven others in an ambush on an ISIS unit in the area 30km west of Palmyra. Government forces seized weapons of the terrorists and six motorcycles.
Separately, the SAA and the NDF arrested seven ISIS members in the area of al-Froua 70km southeast of Palmyra. In this operation, government troops seized 10 motorcycles, 146 pieces of hashish and 14 bags of Captagon containing 10 thousand pills.