On Saturday, a number of soldiers from the National Defense Forces (NDF) were killed in an attack carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS) in the western countryside of Deir ez-Zor.
According to reports, the NDF troops in western Deir ez-Zor suffered six casualties (four dead and two wounded) after ISIS launched a surprise attack on their positions.
ISIS carried out the surprise attack on the National Defense Forces’ newly established points in the western desert area of Deir ez-Zor Governorate.
This area has been targeted by ISIS on several occasions in the past, including a number of attacks near the town of al-Shoula, which is located along an important highway.
The Syrian army recently foiled an attempted attack by gunmen belonging to the terrorist organization in an area between archaeological sites in northeast Hama and Khanasser in southeastern Aleppo.
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