DAMASCUS, Syria, July 20 (NNN-SANA) – A total of five Syrian soldiers were killed and four others wounded in an ambush by the Daesh militants in eastern Syria, a war monitor said.
The militants ambushed the Syrian soldiers in the desert region of the city of al-Mayadeen, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour Province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
According to the London-based watchdog, as many as 177 Syrian troops and pro-government fighters have been killed in similar Daesh ambushes since March.
It is worth noting that the extremist Daesh group lost key areas in Deir al-Zour over the past two years.
However, the Daesh remnants are still scattered in the desert region between Deir al-Zour and the central province of Homs.– NNN-SANA