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Daesh attack kills 13 Syrian army troops, allied forces: Report

Daesh attack kills 13 Syrian army troops, allied forces (File photo)

Thirteen Syrian army troops and allied forces have been reportedly killed in a Daesh terrorist attack in the Western part of Syria.     

The attack took place in al-Sukhnah area in the eastern Homs countryside on Friday, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television network reported.

According to the report, the attack occurred two weeks after 22 Palestinian volunteers from al-Quds Brigade which is supporting the Syrian army, were killed in a Daesh ambush in the same area.

A pro-opposition monitoring group put the death toll at 15.

The remnants of the terrorists “attacked three military sites belonging to regime forces and fighters loyal to them... in the eastern Homs countryside, triggering armed clashes... and killing 15” allied forces, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Daesh overran large swathes of Syria in 2014, but the government and its allies defeated the group in late 2019.

The group’s remnants still conduct sporadic terrorist attacks.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the United States, the Israeli regime, and their Western and regional allies are materially sponsoring Takfiri terrorist groups that are engaged in destabilizing activities in the country.

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