Unidentified gunmen believed to be members of ISIS have reportedly attacked civilian searching for truffle in the eastern countryside of Homs in central Syria.
A group of 16 civilians were hunting for truffle in Djebel Bilaas on the administrative border between Homs and Hama late on March 20 when they were ambushed by the gunmen. The gunmen assaulted the civilians in what was likely a robbery attempt.
“According to the sources of the Syrian Observatory [for Human Rights], it has been confirmed that three civilians have been killed so far and six others were wounded, while the fate of seven others remains unknown until this moment,” the UK-based monitoring group said in a report.
Several sources said that the attack on the truffle hunters was carried out by ISIS cells, which have been very active in eastern Homs and eastern Hama.
A series of operations by Syrian government forces and their allies depleted the terrorists, who are now in the look for resources to survive. Most terrorists have been taking shelter in the Homs desert.
A few weeks ago, the desperate terrorists attacked several shepherds near the town of Rahjan in eastern Hama. The terrorists killed two shepherds and injured three others. Hundreds of sheeps were stolen.
These incidents expose the criminal mentality of ISIS terrorists. The terrorists are now struggling to survive under the repeated strikes by government forces and their allies.
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