On August 10, five fighters of ISIS attacked a position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) around the town of al-Hasrat, which is located on the western bank of the Euphrates River in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq.
The terrorist group said that one of the attackers managed to blew himself up inside the position, while the rest retreated after hours of clashes. Amaq claimed that several soldiers were killed as a result of the attack.
In the same time, ISIS’ tank hunters destroyed a battle tank and vehicle of the SAA near al-Hasrat with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) and a rocket-propelled grenade.
The Syrian state-run media and pro-government sources have not released any report regarding the supposed attack, so far. Furthermore, opposition sources didn’t confirm ISIS’ claims as usual.
Last week, ISIS launched two attacks from its strongholds along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River on the SAA’s positions in southern Deir Ezzor. These new attacks confirm that the terrorist group is still hoping to re-establish a foothold on the western bank of the river, which was full secured by the SAA and its allies in late 2017.