On May 5, at least 15 fighters of the Palestinian pro-government al-Quds Brigade were killed or injure as a result of an attack by ISIS cells in central Syria.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attack took place in the outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Homs.
“Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of three members of the Palestinian al-Quds Brigade and the injury of 12 others in an attack by ISIS cells when members of the al-Quds Brigade were combing the area of al-Amour mountains in the east of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Homs, searching for ISIS cells,” the London-based monitoring group said in a report.
In a post on one of their official Facebook pages, the al-Quds Brigade acknowledged that two of its fighters were killed by ISIS. The fighters were identified as “Walid Sh’alan al-Dali” and “Maher Ibrahim al-Dahir”.
ISIS cells have been very active around al-Sukhnah for a few months now. A series of operations by the Syrian military and its allies forced the terrorists to leave other areas in the Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle and western Deir Ezzor.
The attack on al-Quds Brigade fighters confirms that ISIS threat in central Syria is still present. A large-scale operation to secure the area is reportedly being prepared.
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