The Syrian government has deployed a new batch of reinforcements in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert following a recent series of ISIS attacks in the area.
ISIS cells operating in the desert area in central Syria pose a serious security threat to the government-controlled area and conduct attacks on checkpoints of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). In own turn, the SAA has been attempting to get rid of these cells. However, no success has been achieved so far.
An interesting fact is that ISIS cells operating in the desert rarely attack positions of the US-led coalition and its proxies in the al-Tanf area. Syrian pro-government sources say that this situation is possible because ISIS cells are hiding within the US-occupied area.