IS attack on Syria oil convoy kills seven

IS attack on Syria oil convoy kills seven

BEIRUT: Islamic State group jihadists attacked a convoy of oil tankers guarded by the military within the Syrian desert on Tuesday, killing seven individuals together with two civilians, a battle monitor stated.

“5 regime forces and two drivers have been killed within the armed assault by IS militants” within the east of Hama province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated. The attackers used machine weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, stated the Britain-based monitor, which depends on a large community of sources inside Syria.

In March 2019, IS misplaced the final territory it had held in Syria following a army marketing campaign backed by a US-led coalition, however jihadist remnants proceed to cover out within the desert and launch lethal assaults. They’ve used such hideouts to ambush civilians, Kurdish-led forces, Syrian authorities troops and pro-Iran fighters, whereas additionally mounting assaults in neighbouring Iraq.

Updated at 2023-09-13 15:10:03

Updated at 2023-09-13 19:15:46