Syrian opposition activists say gunmen have ambushed a bus carrying Syrian troopers within the nation’s east, killing at the very least 20 and wounding others
BEIRUT — Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Syrian troopers early Friday within the nation’s east, killing at the very least 20 and wounding others, opposition activists mentioned.
The assault was believed to be carried out by members of the Islamic State group whose sleeper cells in elements of Syria nonetheless carry lethal assaults regardless of their defeat in 2019.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights mentioned 23 Syrian troopers had been killed and 10 had been wounded within the assault on a desert street close to the jap city of Mayadeen in Deir el-Zour province that borders Iraq.
One other activist collective that covers information in jap Syria mentioned 20 troopers had been killed and others had been wounded.
There was no rapid remark from the Syrian military or authorities on the assault.
IS managed massive elements of Syria and Iraq the place they declared a caliphate in June 2014. Through the years they misplaced of the land and had been defeated in Iraq in 2017 and two years later in Syria.