At lease seven Syrian service members were injured on August 31 when an improvised-explosive device (IED) struck a bus that was transporting them in eastern Daraa.
“Around 14:30 militants targeted a military bus with an explosive device, they had planted between Eastern Ghariyah and al-Karak in the eastern Daraa countryside, as a result seven soldiers were injured, one of them is in critical condition,” the Syrian state TV reported.
There was no immediate claim for the attack. However, pro-government activists said that ISIS cells in southern Syria were likely behind it.
Last month, five soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were killed and many others were injured in a similar attack in the western Daraa countryside.
ISIS and other terrorist groups are currently working to restore their influence in southern Syria in order to destabilize the region, which was liberated by the SAA last year in a large-scale military operation.