On May 7, ISIS cells launched a large-scale attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the eastern countryside of Homs.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the attack targeted positions between the towns of al-Sukhnah and al-Sholah.
A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) targeted the SAA’s positions. Dozens of terrorists also clashed with army troops in an attempt to take over the positions.
Xeber24 said that 15 Syrian service members were killed or injured in the clashes. Nevertheless, ISIS failed to capture the targeted positions. The terrorist group also lost nine of its terrorists in the attack.
The attack was apparently launched from the Homs desert. Hundreds of ISIS commanders and fighters are reportedly taking shelter there.
Last month, ISIS cells launched a similar attack in eastern Homs. The attack was repelled by the SAA and its allies in a few days. Back then, the army and its allies launched a large security operation around the Homs desert.
The new attack indicates that ISIS’ remnants in the Homs desert are still capable. The terrorists could make a second attempt to advance between al-Sukhnah and al-Sholah soon.
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