Years after their alleged defeat, remnant Islamic State forces represent a continuing threat in Syria. Underscoring just how many remain, a large Islamic State (ISIS) force has raided the town of al-Sukhna, near the city of Homs, killing at least 68, overwhelmingly civilians.
Details are still emerging, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that truffle hunters were targeted by jihadists on motorcycles, operating out of the Palmyra area. Valuable desert truffles are common to this area, but searching for them puts locals dangerously close to ISIS hideouts.
Since their defeat, mostly by US and Kurdish SDF forces, the ISIS remnants have tried to reestablish footholds in populated areas. Syria’s military, backed by Russian forces, have prevented them from doing so, but today’s attack underscores the persistence of the threat they represent.
This was the single deadliest attack in Syria since January 2022, when ISIS forces stormed a prison in al-Hasakeh in an attempt to free high-ranking ISIS prisoners. More than 100 were killed in that attack.
3 thoughts on “68 Killed in Central Syria Raid, ISIS Blamed”
ISIS= Bad people
Condolences for those who have lost their lost friends or family – at the same time we’ve all lost something while the likes of these proxy terrorist forces continue receiving essential supplies that are required to continue serving their masters who’d clearly have a greater Israel on the long term agenda.
It’s way past time they were dealt with proper not to mention that the US never had a mandate to even be in Syria and still they’re looting Syria for it’s resources – so how convenient that the ilk of Deash are still allowed to exist.
Just stating the obvious.
US funded “ISIS”. In which “foothills” in Syria. ISIS can exist? And how do thise “foothill” produce weapons, vehicles, grow food, and provide communications network?
PLEASE STOP PUBLISHING SUCH RIDICULOUS ASSERTIONS.
According to Russia, “ISIS” is groomed, supplied and directed from US controlled Al-Tanf military base. It is convenient because it is in Jordanian border.
Hopefully, somebody rlse has another explanation where exactly ISIS luves in Syria. We can have a contest —who can most ligically explain the oresence of “ISIS” in Syria.
Foothills sounds a little better from previous explanation -/Syrian desert,
Hope to see a more serious work on this.
Stirring chaos in Syria seens to be US revenge for Ukraine.
Israel even decided to bomb an apartment building in Damascus! Seriously? Getting bored of abusing Palestinians.
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