Islamic State killed ten pro-Iran fighters in the Syrian desert
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At least 10 pro-Iran militants were killed Sunday in a Daesh (ISIS) attack in the eastern countryside of Homs province, local news site said.
Daesh jihadists have stormed Iran-run bastions near the town of al-Sukhna, leaving dozens more wounded.
Most of the slain fighters were from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and from Deir Ezzor province, according to the Furat Post (Euphrates Post).
Al-Sukhna is the second city in the Badia after Palmyra and was first seized by Daesh in 2015, only to fall to the Syrian state in 2017.
Daesh fighters still retain a presence in the vast Badia desert stretching across the country through Homs province and eastwards to the Iraqi border, and continue to carry out deadly attacks.
For over four months, regime forces and allied fighters have come under a series of ambushes, assassinations and bombings in the vast Badia desert, mostly carried out by the Islamic State group.
Last April, Daesh killed 18 regime forces in a surprise attack in Al-Sukhna, such an attack was the deadliest in the area since December 2019, when Daesh fighters attacked an army garrison in a gas facility east of Homs city.
Opposition factions and hardline groups have killed more than 220,000 pro-regime forces since the armed conflict erupted nine years ago, according to local monitoring groups.