At least nine soldiers died in new fighting with the Islamic State on Tuesday following an attack by the jihadist group in central Syria, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory reports on its website.
The London-based organization and whistleblowers in the Arab country have indicated that the clashes took place in the triangle that forms the borders of Aleppo, Hama and Raqqa provinces before adding that five of them also died. Jihadists.
This triangle of territories in the center of the Arab country has been the scene of a recovery in the attacks of the Islamic State in recent months. Russia has intensified its bombing in the region to support government forces.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS) announced on March 23, 2019 the conquest of Baghuz and the fall of the so-called territorial caliphate of the Islamic State, which no longer controls an area in Syria and Iraq where it was defeated in December 2017.
With this in mind, the committee responsible for overseeing the activities of the Islamic State and Al-Qaida in a report sent to the UN Security Council in February indicated that the Islamic State is beginning to regroup in both Iraq and Syria constitute.