The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq released a photo report confirming recent attacks on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert.
The report is allegedly related to the April 19 attack on SAA units near the town of Sukhna, on the road between Sukhna and Deir Ezzor.
The photos show several vehicles and weapons captured from pro-government forces. At least 2 soldiers were captured and executed [SF: we decided to not share this part of the Amaq photo report].
The expanded ISIS activity in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert has recently become a significant issue for pro-government forces. ISIS cells have repeatedly attacked government convoys moving in the desert area between Palmyra and Deir Ezzor.
So far, the SAA and its allies have not undertaken comprehensive measures to get rid of ISIS cells in the desert. If the situation remains same, ISIS will continue attacks on SAA positions and convoys and may even expand its influence in this part of Syria further.