IS attack kills seven Syrian troops: monitor

IS attack kills seven Syrian troops, says war monitor
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At least seven soldiers and militiamen were killed in eastern Syria on July 28.
Sleeper cells continue to launch attacks in the vast desert that stretches from central Syria east to the Iraqi border [Getty]

Islamic State group jihadists killed at least seven soldiers and militiamen in eastern Syria on Wednesday, the latest in a series of deadly attacks, a Britain-based war monitor said. 

Several Assad regime positions came under attack in a desert area of Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. 

Several troops were also wounded, some of them critically, while five jihadists were also killed.  

A Kurdish-led offensive overran the last patch of IS-held territory in Syria in March 2019 but sleeper cells continue to launch attacks in the vast desert that stretches from central Syria east to the Iraqi border.