At least five Syrian army personnel were killed and 20 others were injured as a military bus was subjected to a missile attack launched by tje Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organisation east of the third station in the Syrian al-Badia region, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.
“The attack was followed by bursts of fire of 23 mm caliber cannon as five army personnel were martyred and twenty others were wounded,” the reporting military source added.
These sort of attacks have been repeatedly launched by terrorist groups on buses on the Deir Ezzor- Palmyra road, and are often carried out from within the al-Tanf area, which is under US occupation.
Over the past months, several media outlets reported the transfer of hundreds of ISIS terrorists from Iraq into Syria with US support, sometimes with support of the US-backed so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militias. These terrorists have reportedly been taken to US-occupied territories in Hasaka and al-Tanf in order to be trained and armed in preparation for attacks on Syrian Arab Army personnel and on vital facilities and residential compounds in the al-Badia region.