BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – For the second time this month, a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy has disappeared along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor convoy.
According to a report from eastern Homs, the Syrian Arab Army’s command in Palmyra lost contact with the convoy after it departed from the aforementioned city to Deir Ezzor.
The Syrian Army sent a search party to find out what happened to the convoy; however, they were unable to find any trace of the vehicles or soldiers.
A military source told Al-Masdar this afternoon that the Syrian Army’s high command believes the convoy was ambushed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).
The Islamic State has been carrying out ambushes on Syrian military vehicles over the last two months; this has resulted in the death and capture of several soldiers.
In response to these ambushes, the Syrian Arab Army has sent reinforcements to this front; however, they have been unable to quell these late night ambushes by the Islamic State terrorists that are believed to be hiding out in the caves of the Badiya Al-Sham.
Since they lost their territories in central and eastern Syria, the Islamic State has switched its battle plan from attempting to capture ground to carrying out hit-and-run attacks against both the Syrian Army and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).