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Casualties of Syria’s government forces including officer in Deir ez-Zor

DEIR EZZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Saturday, an officer and a member of the Syrian government forces were killed and three others were wounded in an attack by unknown gunmen who targeted a military vehicle in the al-Shula desert, 30 kilometers south of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria.

“Suleiman Qantar, an officer and a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, were killed, while three others were wounded when unknown gunmen targeted their car with machine guns,” a military source from the Fourth Division of the government forces told North Press.

The officer was accompanied by his members, coming from Tartus, heading to his headquarters on the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor, the source added.

ISIS members are deployed in the Syrian Desert, south of Deir ez-Zor, according to the source.

The wounded were transferred to al-Basel Governmental Hospital in Deir ez-Zor, and they are in critical condition, according to the source who quoted a doctor in the hospital.

Qantar, who was responsible for weapons depots, was from the village of Ain Qadib in Tartus, which is under the control of government forces, while the other victim and the rest of the injured are from Palmyra and Deir ez-Zor, according to the same source.

On September 12, four members of the government forces were killed and six others were wounded in an attack by ISIS in the Syrian Badia in eastern Syria.

Reporting by Muhammad Ali

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