On September 19, five fighters of Liwa al-Quds, a Palestinian-Syrian pro-government group, were killed in a landmine explosion in Deir Ezzor.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the attack took place in the town of al-Shumaytiyah in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside. ISIS terrorists, who are known to be active in the region, were likely behind the attack.
The SOHR reported the death of three fighters on September 19. Nevertheless, the death toll rose to five a day later.
ISIS’s news agency, Amaq, announced on September 20 a second attack in Deir Ezzor. The group’s terrorists targeted a truck of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the outskirt of al-Mayadin city in the governorate’s southern countryside. Casualties were also reported.
Meanwhile, the National Defense Forces said that one of its field commanders, “Fayez Ghadban al-Qisum”, was killed while taking part in a combing operation in the western Deir Ezzor countryside.
ISIS terrorists are sneaking into northwestern, western and southern Deir Ezzor from their strongholds in the nearby Homs desert.
The fierce battles between the SAA and ISIS terrorists are now taking place in the vicinity of the desert on a regular battle, mainly in the Aleppo-Raqqa-Hama triangle. 16 Syrian soldiers and 20 terrorists have been killed, thus far.
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