Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled an attack by ISIS cells in the area east of Palmyra in the province of Homs. According to pro-government sources, the SAA eliminated at least 3 militants. Casualties among pro-government forces were also reported.
The desert area in the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor is flooded by ISIS cells. The terrorists are using the no-man zone around the US-controlled area of al-Tanf as a safe haven and a ftoohold for further operation.
The complicated situation in northwestern Syria and the continuing security operations in southern Syria do not allow Damascus to allocate the needed forces to deal with this threat in the nearest future.
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