On October 10, the Syrian Arab Army destroyed a group of ISIS members that was trying to reach the ISIS-held area in northern Hama from an area controlled by ISIS east of Salamiyah. Government troops killed ISIS members and destroyed their vehicle.
Many readers asked how the terrorists were able to pass through Syrian army troops in the area. Pro-US and pro-opposition media outlets even accused the Syrian government of coopreating with ISIS.
Indeed, frontlines in many parts of Syria are very formal and the maps providing a look at the areas controlled by opposing sides cannot show all factson the ground. Pro-government forces as well as ISIS and other terrorist groups don’t have enough manpower to set up check points in all areas controlled by they. So, mobile groups using cross country vehicles can operate in the enemy-held area if they has some luck.
The Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly announced that mobile groups of terrorists conduct successfull raids deep inside the government-held territory from the US-controlled area of at-Tanf. This is possible because of the aforementioned reasons.
This situation also creates additional difficulties for anti-terror forces that have to conribute signficant efforts to keep security in the liberated areas.
Photos showing a destroyed vehicle and weapons seized from the ISIS terrorists: