On August 7, the ISIS terrorist group attacked a military base of the CIA-backed News Syrian Army (NySA) in At Tanf at the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to reports, two ISIS sucide bombers remotely detonated vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) near the main gate and stormed the base. Then, the bombers blew themselves up inside the base. Pro-ISIS sources say that 12 NySA militants were killed and some others injured.
In turn, the NySA says that the group intersepted an ISIS VBIED.
— The New Syrian Army (@NSyA_Official) August 7, 2016
In June, the NySA failed to advance on the ISIS-controlled areas near the town of Albu Kamal, sufferig significant loses in the manpower and military equipment. If ISIS is able to push the NySA from At Tanf and seize another bordercrossing between Syria and Iraq, it will show one more time that the US has no successfull “moderate” forces on the ground in Syria.