BFF-47 IS attacks military position in E Syria, killing 8

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IS attacks military position in E Syria, killing 8

DAMASCUS, June 21, 2020 (BSS/XINHUA) – The Islamic State (IS) launched an attack on a Syrian military position in eastern Syrian on Sunday, killing eight soldiers and capturing three others, a war monitor reported.

The IS attacked the Syrian military site on the outskirts of the city of al-Mayadeen in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, engaging in battles with the Syrian army, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The attacks are the latest in a string of offensives launched by the IS in the desert region in eastern Syria.

The IS lost key areas across the country, but sleeper cells and some groups in the desert region often launch attacks on Syrian forces.

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