ISIS ambush kills 10 members of government forces in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Thursday, ten members of the Syrian government forces, including leaders, were killed, and three civilians lost their lives, in an attack by the Islamic State Organization (ISIS) in the al-Masrab desert, west of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria.

Militants of ISIS opened fire on a military car accompanied by a civilian car, which led to the killing of ten members of the government forces, including leaders in the Division 17 of the government forces, in addition to three civilians, a military source of the government forces in Deir ez-Zor told North Press.

The ISIS militants numbered 30, and they were in four-wheel drive vehicles equipped with machine guns and carrying ISIS flags, the source added.

This afternoon, ISIS launched an attack on military points of the National Defense Forces (NDF) affiliated with the government forces in the town of al-Masrab in the western countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

On November 17, ISIS, through media close to it, claimed targeting members of the NDF in the al-Masrab desert, west of Deir ez-Zor.

It should be noted that the Iranian-backed militias and the government forces control large areas of the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, which have recently witnessed heavy clashes with ISIS.

Reporting by Omar Abdulrahman