Several Syrian officers and pro-government fighters were killed in two separate attacks in the eastern governorate of Deir Ezzor.
The first attack targeted a unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 800th Commands Battalion in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside. Pro-government sources said that two officers, Maj. Rawad al-Hassan and 1st Lt. Faysal Ghanim, were killed in the attack.
Five fighters of pro-government Liwa al-Quds were killed in the second attack. According to the Palestinian group, a landmine targeted a vehicle that was carrying the fighters in Deir Ezzor’s desert.
The five casualties were identified by Liwa al-Quds as Mahmoud al-Izzu, Basel Zidan, Mohamad al-Kareem, Omar al-Basha, Nasir Mahmoud.
No group has claimed responsibility for the two attacks, so far. However, many activists said that the attacks were carried out by ISIS cells.
The remaining ISIS cells in the southern, central and eastern parts of Syria are now conducting a military campaign to avenge the death of the terrorist group’s leader, Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, and the group’s spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir.