Damascus, Aug 16 At least three pro-government fighters were killed and six others wounded in an ambush by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria's Deir al-Zour province, a war monitor reported.
The IS ambushed the group of fighters in the desert region of the city of al-Mayadeen on Saturday, Xinhua news agency quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.
Saturday's attack is the latest in a series of ambushes and confrontations with the Syrian army in the desert region of Deir al-Zour.
The UK-based watchdog group said as many as 644 Syrian soldiers and pro-government fighters as well as 273 IS militants had been killed in similar attacks in the desert region since March of 2019.
The IS group has lost key areas in Syria but it's still active in the Syrian desert and other areas through sleeper cells.
( With inputs from IANS )