ISIS terrorists continue to launch attacks against Syrian government forces and their allies in Syria’s vast central region.
Early on August 18, ISIS cells attacked several posts of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of al-Sholah, which is located on the Deir Ezzor-Homs highway. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), an officer was killed and five soldiers were wounded as a result of the attack.
At around the same time, the terrorists shelled Iranian-backed forces situated in the al-Bishri Mount right on the administrative border between Deir Ezzor and Raqqa. The SOHR said that an Iraqi fighter of Kata’ib Hezbollah was killed in the attack.
ISIS cells also attacked SAA troops near the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Homs. Heavy clashes took place in the area. However, no losses were reported.
شن تنظيم داعش، هجوما على مواقع لقوات النظام في محيط مدينة السخنة في ريف حمص الشرقي، و في بادية دير الزور اندلعت إثره اشتباكات لا تزال مستمرة بين الطرفين. وتدخلت الطائرات الحربية الروسية دعما لقوات النظام. pic.twitter.com/pm5GZrjQtB
— همام عيسى (@humam_isa) August 18, 2021
Meanwhile, Syrian and Russian continue to target ISIS hideout in central Syria. On August 17, at least 30 airstrikes targeted the outskirts of al-Sholah as well as the surroundings of the town of al-Resafa in the southern Raqqa countryside. On August 18, more than 20 airstrikes targeted the western countryside of Deir Ezzor and the eastern countryside of Hama.
According to the SOHR, SAA operations and Russian airstrikes have claimed the lives of 973 terrorists of ISIS since 24 March 2019.
Despite sustaining heavy losses, the ISIS will not likely cease its operations in central Syria. The terrorist group understands that losing the region will mean its end in Syria.
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Same old same old.
start killing the supporters/ instructors, us uk nato turky, illegal entity of israhell. Russia knew the coordinates from there bases. 100 balistic missils and the terrorists have no more satelite intelligence, munition, food, medical supplies, air defence and no way to hide.
Problem is that before Russian intervention, Syrian army had lot of fixed fronts to deal with, and were really tied down. That meant arms traffickers from Turkey to north, and Jordan to south, were able to reach right into central areas. During that time, with the sheer volume of trafficked illicit weapons and munitions, the militants were able to create remote dumps out in desert central locations. Many of these are still available to militants for hit and run ambushes. It takes lot of time and dedicated priority to seek out these hidden dumps, and they will be finding them for years to come.