On July 28, fighters of ISIS crossed the Euphrates River and launched an attack on several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies around the towns of Hasrat and al-Majaudah in southern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
In details, ISIS fighters launched their attack from the town of al-Shaafah on the eastern bank of Euphrates River after shelling observation posts of the SAA along the western bank. The UK-based monitoring group said that several fighters from both sides were killed in the clashes.
This is the second attack of the terrorist group in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside this week. Two days ago, ISIS fighters ambushed and killed eight fighters of the National Defense Forces (NDF) southeast of the border city of al-Bukamal.
Recently, the remaining fighters of ISIS in the eastern bank of the Euphrates River stepped up their attacks against the SAA and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Earlier this month the US-led coalition said that it will launch a military operation along the eastern bank soon. However, this is yet to happen.