On Monday, a huge cargo truck belonging to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was hit by a missile in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor, east Syria.
A military source of the Fourth Armored Division of the Syrian government forces in the al-Quriyah town, 50 km east of Deir-ez-Zor, said “an unknown drone targeted a vehicle loaded with logistic supplies near the gas station on the town’s highway.”
The source, on condition of anonymity, told North Press in a phone call that the main target was not the logistic vehicle but rather a military vehicle that was near the gas station which drove away following the strike.
There were only material losses. After that, the Iranian-backed militias deployed among the residents fearful of a second attack, according to the source.
The Syrian government forces and the Iranian-backed militias control large swaths of the Syrian desert.
Recently, the most severe battles have taken place between the Islamic State Organization (ISIS) and the government forces along with Iranian-backed militias.
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