Dozens killed in ISIS attack in central Syria

Rescuers carry a man wounded by a mine that went off in Homs, Syria. (File photo: AP)

At least 30 Syrian troops and 20 militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed on Wednesday when the militant group launched an attack on government-held areas in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The fighting was focused around the town of al-Sukhna, some 220 km (140 miles), east of the city of Homs.

A Syrian military source earlier confirmed the attack, saying it had been repelled in some places while fighting continued in others.

The Observatory is a British-based organization that gathers its information via a network of sources inside Syria.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44