On April 30, ISIS terrorists ambushed a bus carrying Syrian Arab Army (SAA) service members in the eastern Homs countryside.
An improvised explosive device (IED) struck the bus as it was moving on a road east of the T3 pumping station. After the explosion, several ISIS terrorists targeted the bus with machine guns and run back to the desert.
According to pro-government sources, at least four Syrian service members were killed and many others were injured in the ambush.
ISIS’s news agency, Amaq, is yet to release a statement confirming the group’s responsibility for the attack. The group usually release the details of such attacks within 24 hours.
The attackers likely came from the Homs desert, which lays between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor. Hundreds of ISIS fighters and commanders are reportedly taking shelter in the desert.
The SAA and its allies are now conducting a series of operations in the Homs desert. A day earlier, the SAA ambushed a convoy of ISIS in the region. Several vehicles of the terrorist group were destroyed and one was captured.
The new ambush near the T3 station will likely encourage the SAA and its allies to intensify their operations in eastern Homs.