Late on January 22, ISIS fighters ambushed a group of Syrian soldiers and officers in the Damascus desert west to the US-controlled area of al-Tanaf in the southeastern part of the country.
A military source told SouthFront that four Syrian soldiers and officers were killed in the ambush. The casualties were reportedly serving in the Sixth Regiment of the army’s Border Guards.
Last week, the SAA killed two ISIS fighters in the area of al-Hublah between al-Tanaf and the Damascus desert. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said that the two terrorists were trying to reach residential areas south of the historical city of Palmyra in eastern Homs.
According to the available information, hundreds of ISIS fighters and commanders are currently hiding between the Damascus desert, al-Tanaf and Homs desert. These fighters, most of whom are foreigners, are highly-experienced and well-equipped.
The SAA and its allies will likely launch a large-scale military operation to neutralize these terrorists when the weather conditions improve later this year.