ISIS’ ambush | 30 people killed and wounded in yesterday’s attack
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored a spike in death toll in the recent ambush by members of the Islamic State.
The death toll of regime soldiers and National Defense militiamen has risen to 12, while the civilian death toll increased to three, including a child, all of whom were killed in ISIS attack on buses, cars and fuel tanks on the Damascus-Raqqa road near Wadi Al-Ozayb area.
The death toll is expected to rise as the attack left 15 persons injured, including three civilians, some seriously. Amid reports of further fatalities.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggest that the group was able to capture a military vehicle and several soldiers of the regime forces.
On the other hand, regime forces with loyal militias are still combing the perimeter of the area where the ambush took place in an attempt to search for ISIS cells.
On December 30, SOHR sources reported a well-planned ambush by Islamic State members, targeting three buses carrying pro-regime militiamen and soldiers of the 4th Division in al-Shula desert on Homs-Deir Ezzor road, which claimed the lives of 39 regime-backed militiamen and injured others.