On December 13, the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) group – Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra – announced that its fighters have repelled a alrge attack of ISIS on the “55km region” around the US-led coalition base in al-Tanaf, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
The Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Hammurabi’s Justice News reported that Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra killed 14 fighters of ISIS, injured 10 others and captured 4 while repelling еру attack. Moreover, the US-backed FSA group destroyed at least 3 vehicles of the terrorist organization during the clashesб according to the source.
Meanwhile, opposition activists reported that US-led coalition warplanes detected and destroyed several convoys of ISIS that was on its way to the area of al-Tanaf.
Officials from Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra claimed that ISIS attacked the al-Tanaf area from the northern direction which is under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies. However, they didn’t accuse the SAA of allowing the ISIS attack.
The ISIS attack on al-Tanaf is likely another desperate attempt of the terrorist group to regain some ground in Syria, just like its ongoing attack against the SAA and its allies in the western bank of the Euphrates River.