On May 30, ISIS claimed that its cells had carried out a new attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the eastern Homs countryside.
The terrorists targeted a pick-up of pro-government forces near al-Amour Mount with an improvised explosive device (IED) two days ago. The mountain is located in the vicinity of the town of al-Sukhnah.
The ISIS-run Amaq news agency claimed that four Syrian soldiers and local informants were killed or injured in the IED attack.
The terrorist group’s claims turned out to be untrue. The IED targeted a pick-up of the National Defense Forces (NDF), not the SAA. Several NDF fighters were injured in the attack, but none were killed.
Hundreds of ISIS terrorists are reportedly taking shelter in the Homs desert. The desert lays between eastern Homs, western Deir Ezzor and southwest Raqqa. In the last few weeks, the SAA and its allies intensified their security operations across the Homs desert.