Islamic State terrorists launched new attack on Syrian forces in the desert region
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The Islamic State (IS) launched a new attack on Syrian forces in the desert region in eastern Syria on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks waged in the Syrian desert, a war monitor reported.
Russian warplanes launched intense airstrikes on the IS militants to foil their attack, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The UK-based watchdog group said that 570 Syrian troops and allied forces as well as 212 IS militants have been killed in similar battles since March.
After losing key areas across the country, the IS now has a presence in the Syrian desert region in the remote eastern countryside of Homs province and Deir al-Zour province