The Islamic State group has claimed accountability for an ambush in jap Syria that killed a minimum of 20 authorities troopers and wounded others
BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has claimed accountability for an ambush in jap Syria that killed a minimum of 20 authorities troopers and wounded others, warning that such assaults will proceed.
IS sleeper cells nonetheless carry lethal assaults regardless of their defeat in Syria in 2019. The group as soon as managed giant elements of Syria and Iraq the place they declared a caliphate in 2014.
The Friday night time assertion stated IS fighters ambushed two military vehicles within the jap province of Deir el-Zour utilizing completely different sorts of weapons. IS claimed that 40 members of the Syrian navy had been killed and 10 had been wounded.
Syrian opposition activists stated the Thursday night time assault on a bus carrying troopers close to the city of Mayadeen killed a minimum of 20 troopers and wounded others. State media stated a number of troopers had been killed and wounded, with out giving a breakdown.
“Let the entire world know that our allegiance to our leaders is practiced with deeds and never phrases and our Jihad is happening till Doomsday,” IS stated.
Final week, IS introduced the demise in Syria of its little-known chief, Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurayshi — who had headed the extremist group since November — and named his successor. He was the fourth chief to be killed since its founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in 2019 by U.S. troops in northwest Syria.