Three Iranian forces of the Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed in an ambush by the Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the Badia desert in central Syria, a military source told Zaman al-Wasl on Wednesday.
The attack targeted a military point for IRGC in the Khirbat Tiyas Badia, about 5 km from the Tyfour military airbase.
Three Iranian nationals, including the leader, “Hajj Khedher, were killed and five more wounded.
Despite the fall of ISIS’ “caliphate” in 2019, the group continues to launch deadly attacks from hideouts in the Syrian desert, which extends from the outskirts of the capital Damascus to the Iraqi border.
So far this year 61 pro-regime soldiers and Iran-affiliated militiamen had been killed in ISIS attacks in the desert of Syria in the last few weeks.
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