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Syrian Army eliminates terrorist group responsible for bus attack, secure key highway

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced that one of its units managed to eliminate the terrorist group that attacked buses carrying soldiers on the Deir Ezzor-Palmyra International Highway.

A military source said in a statement that his units “secured the international road in Deir Ezzor” after eliminating the terrorist group that is linked to the ISIS terrorists.

He explained that his units managed to “destroy two pickups equipped with heavy machine guns, and kill eight terrorists, in the operation they carried out after careful follow-up and sweeping operations.”

Earlier, SANA quoted a source as saying that this group had recently attacked “civilian and military buses on the international road of Deir Ezzor-Palmyra, in the Al-Shoula area.”

Last Sunday, a bus carrying Syrian soldiers and civilians came under fire from a terrorist group in the Al-Malhah – Al-Shula area, on the Deir Ezzor-Palmyra Highway.

A military source announced at the time that the terrorist attack killed three soldiers and wounded ten others.

SANA later claimed the terrorists reached the highway from the U.S.-controlled Al-Tanf region.

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