Clashes erupted between ISIS and Iranian militias eastern Syria

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, two ISIS militants and three Iranian-backed militia members were killed as a result of armed clash between them, in a town east of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

ISIS members targeted a military vehicle carrying members of the Iranian-backed Liwa Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas with a guided missile, a military source from the government forces in the city of al-Bukamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border told North Press.

“The targeting took place while a car, which was carrying Liwa Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas members, was leaving a military post near al-Siyal area, west of al-Bukamal, killing three members, all of them were Syrians,” the source, who preferred not to be named, added.

The targeting was followed by clashes between the two parties, which resulted in the killing of two ISIS members of Iraqi nationality, according to the same source.

The source pointed out that it is not the first time that this military point has been targeted, as unknown persons targeted it two days ago, without leaving any casualties.

The Iranian-backed militias have controlled the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, since the expulsion of ISIS, in early 2017.

Reporting by Muhammad Ali