ISIS news agency, Amaq, claimed on June 13 that the terrorist group’s cells had killed 11 Syrian service members in a new attack in eastern Homs.
A security source in ISIS told the agency that the terrorist group’s fighters ambushed a convoy of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), consisting of at least 15 vehicles, east of the town of al-Sukhnah. According to the source’ claims, the ambush was a success.
Amaq said that ISIS fighters destroyed a military truck and a pick-up armed with a heavy machine gun in the course of the clashes. Another vehicle equipped with “communication systems” was captured by the terrorist group.
The attack was apparently launched from the Homs desert, which lays between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor. Hundreds of highly-experienced, well-armed ISIS fighters have been hiding there for more than two years now.
ISIS cells in the Homs desert launched a series of attacks in the last two months in what appears to be an attempt by the terrorist group to re-establish its influence in central Syria.