Central Syria is still witnessing clashes between ISIS terrorists and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), which is conducting a combing operation in the region.
On September 10, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in its report that the combing operation, which began earlier this month, is still ongoing with support from the Russian Aerospace Forces. Russian airstrikes are targeting ISIS cells in the central region on a daily basis.
“From its side, the Islamic State organization continues its operations against regime forces and the militants loyal to them, by setting up ambushes, planting bombs and mines, as well as by launching surprise attacks in separate areas of the Syrian Badiya,” the SOHR’s report reads.
According to the London-based monitoring group, the ongoing clashes have claimed the lives of 19 Syrian soldiers and 38 ISIS terrorists since the beginning of September.
ISIS terrorists are launching their attacks from the Homs desert, which lays between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor.
The SAA’s operation and Russian airstrikes limited the activities of ISIS in the Homs desert. Nevertheless, the terrorist group is still present in the region. According to recent reports, the group is receiving support from U.S.-backed fighters in the nearby area of al-Tanaf.
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