On May 18, ISIS fighters ambushed and destroyed two vehicles of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Nation Defense Forces (NDF) near the Saad al-Awarid area, southeast of the city of Palmyra, in the Homs desert, according to Syrian pro-government sources.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that ISIS fighters had targeted the two vehicles with IEDs and laimed that five soldiers of the SAA had been killed and twelve others were injured in the ambush.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq didn’t release any report regarding the ambush near Saad al-Awarid yet. According to local observers this confirms that the terrorist group is suffering from significant difficulties in communications.
The besieged fighters of ISIS in the Homs desert destroyed a battle tank, a vehicle and a bulldozer of the SAA in a similar ambush near al-Mayadin city in the southern Deri Ezzor countryside on April 21.
Syrian pro-government sources believe that the SAA backed by the Russian Aerospace Force will soon launch a large scale military operation to eliminate the ISIS pocket in the Homs desert in order to put an end to these hit and run attacks.