Syria Terrorist Attack: 53 killed, 4 American soldiers injured2 min read
53 killed in ISIS terrorist attack in Syria
Terrorists are also targeting women and children
46 civilians and 7 soldiers died
Syria Terrorist Attack: More than 50 people died in the terrorist attack in Syria. On Friday, 53 people were killed in an ambush in central Syria. For which ISIS has been held responsible. According to local media, “ISIS carried out a terrorist attack southwest of the city of al-Sokhna in the desert east of Homs. 53 people died in this attack of ISIS.
Walid Audi, director of the Palmyra hospital, said 46 civilians and seven soldiers were among the dead. Audi told pro-government radio station Sham FM that the bodies of dozens of people had been brought to the hospital after the attack. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the attack on Friday.
Death of senior leader of ISIS
Giving separate information on Friday, the US Central Command said that four US military personnel were injured in an explosion during a raid while a senior ISIS (ISIS) leader of Syria was killed. US Central said that the ISIS leader killed in the attack has been identified as Hamza al-Homsi. US soldiers and a dog are being treated at a US hospital in Iraq.
Women and children also targeted
Let us tell you that in recent years many people including women and children have been targeted while truffle hunting in the central, northeastern and eastern regions of Syria. According to the NDTV report, the Observatory said that sixteen people, mostly civilians, were killed in a similar attack on Saturday. The Observatory said dozens of other people were abducted in the attack, of whom 25 have been released, but the others are still unaccounted for.
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Let us tell you that earlier in April 2021, the extremist group had kidnapped 19 people, mostly civilians, in the eastern rural areas of Hama province. The jihadists lost their last territory in March 2019 following a military operation backed by a US-led coalition. After which most of the ISIS terrorists hid in the desert. They have since used such bases to ambush Kurdish-led forces and Syrian government troops, while continuing to mount attacks in neighboring Iraq.
Deadliest attack in a year
Syrian and Russian helicopters have continued to conduct airstrikes targeting ISIS desert hideouts. The UN has said that despite setbacks, the jihadist group has “maintained its ability to launch attacks at a steady pace”. It is estimated that the jihadist group resides between 6,000 and 10,000 fighters inside Iraq and Syria, taking advantage of the porous border between the two countries and concentrating mainly in rural areas. ISIS attacks kill 53, Deadliest attack in Syria in a year.
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Tags: ISIS terrorists, Syria, Syrian war
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 18, 2023, 08:38 IST