Daesh group kills 73 Syr­ian govt fight­ers, says mon­i­tor

Khaleej Times - - MIDDLE EAST -

beirut — Daesh group killed at least 73 Syr­ian gov­ern­ment troops and mili­tia as the mil­i­tants put up fierce re­sis­tance to a Rus­sian-backed of­fen­sive against some of its last bas­tions, a mon­i­tor said on Fri­day.

Most of Thurs­day’s dead came south of the desert town of Sukna, east of the an­cient city of Palmyra, the Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights said.

Daesh put out a state­ment claim­ing to have killed scores of regime fight­ers in the area.

Syr­ian troops pushed through the vast desert that sep­a­rates the main cities of the west from the Euphrates Val­ley this sum­mer and broke a three-year Daesh siege of gov­ern­ment en­claves in the east­ern city of Deir Ez­zor ear­lier this month.

Thurs­day’s at­tacks tar­geted forces around Deir Ez­zor and on their sup­ply lines through the Sukna area from the west, the Ob­ser­va­tory said. —

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