On January 23, ISIS’ news agency, Amaq, released a video of a recent attack on a convoy of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the southern Raqqa countryside.
The vague video shows ISIS fighters targeting what’s supposed to be vehicles of the army with assault rifles and heavy machine guns mounted on pick-up trucks.
ISIS claimed that 20 Syrian soldiers were killed and four others were captured in the ambush, which took place near the town of Resafa on January 20. The video released by the terrorist group proves none of these claims.
Pro-government sources, which are known for reporting ISIS activities in central Syria, didn’t report any attack on army troops in the region in the last few days. Furthermore, no Syrian soldiers were reported as being killed or captured in the region.
The available information suggest that ISIS claims are a mere propaganda stunt by the terrorist group, which has been working to reestablish a foothold in central Syria since last year.