Early on September 12, ISIS terrorists ambushed a patrol of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the southern countryside of Raqqa.
The terrorists targeted the patrol, which was passing next to the town of Resafa, with machine guns, killing two service members and injuring four others, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A day earlier, the terrorists launched an attack on SAA positions in Resafa and the nearby town of al-Mansurah. Several warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces quickly intervened. Russian airstrikes forced the terrorists to withdraw.
The remaining ISIS terrorists in central Syria, who are facing serious pressure in the Homs desert, are apparently trying to expand their influence into southern Raqqa.
The SAA sustained some losses in ISIS’ recent attacks on southern Raqqa. Nevertheless, it has, thus far, denied the terrorist group chance to turn the region into its new stronghold.
ISIS terrorists are constantly working to expand their influence in central Syria by launching attacks in eastern Homs, eastern Hama, southern Raqqa and western Deir Ezzor. The group’s threat is, without a doubt, on the rise.
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