In its latest attack in the war-torn country of Syria this Saturday, the ISIS terrorist group killed at least 33 Syrian soldiers.
According to Syrian state media, members of the ISIS terrorist group carried out an attack against Syrian government forces in the early hours of this Saturday, killing at least 33 soldiers.
The terrorist attack happened when an army bus was passing in the desert near Mayadeen, in Deir Ezzor province. Upon seeing the bus, members of the terrorist group blocked the road ahead and opened fire.
Accepting the responsibility of the attack, the ISIS said in a statement that its fighters had carried out an ambush “on two military buses,” targeting them “with heavy weapons and rocket-propelled grenades” and setting one on fire. This was, according to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the deadliest attack on government forces conducted by the ISIS so far this year.
Although the ISIS group lost their last piece of territory in Syria in 2019, it still has members in the vast Syrian desert and has continued to today terrorist attacks against both military and civilian Syrians. Inn the past few months, however, the group has increased its deadly military attacks, aiming to cause as many deaths as possible. The group has particularly increased attacks in Syria’s north and northeast.
Earlier this week, 10 Syrian soldiers and pro-government fighters were killed in an Daesh attack in the former militant stronghold of Raqqa province, the Observatory said. By carrying out terrorist activities and killing people, the militants are in fact trying to show that it is still active and powerful.
Who created the ISIS?
Since the ISIS group gained global prominence in 2014, it committed unprecedented crimes in the different parts of the world, especially the Middle Eastern countries of Iraq and Syria.
In Syria, the group used the opportunity of civil war in the country to empower itself. Syria’s war broke in 2011 and since then, Syria has been a ground for the fight between the ISIS and foreign powers. The war has killed more than half a million people and driven half of the country’s pre-war population from their homes.
Accusing Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama of creatin the terrorist group, US then-presidential candidate Donald Trump said in his latest campaign rally in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2017, that the Obama administration should have heeded his call for the US to seize oil assets controlled by the ISIS, but had instead allowed the terror group to prosper.
“I’ve predicted a lot of things, you have to say, including, ‘Get the oil, take the oil, keep the oil.’ Right? I’ve been saying that for three years, and everybody said, ‘Oh, I can’t do that. I mean, this is a sovereign country. There is no country!” Trump said back then, adding that “They’ve created Isis. Hillary Clinton created Isis with Obama”.
But the ISIS faces a huge challenge, which is the universal determination of different states to eliminate the group by targeting its leaders. Last week, Daesh announced the death of its leader Abu Al-Hussein Al-Husseini Al-Qurashi, who it said was killed in clashes in northwestern Syria, and named a successor.