ISIS terrorist attack kills 53 civilians in disaster-struck Syria
The terrorist attack targets civilians who were picking truffles in the countryside of Homs.
Syrian newspaper Al-Watan reported on Friday that 53 Syrian civilians, who were collecting truffles, were killed in a terrorist attack by ISIS in the southeast of the city of Al-Sukhna, in the eastern countryside of Homs.
ISIS militants attacked on Friday evening civilians with light and medium-grade weapons while they [civilians] were searching for truffles in the desert lands of Badia Al-Sukhna, Russian news agency Sputnik reported.
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The agency added that the "terrorists targeted the civilians with a barrage of machine-gun fire from a nearby area."
Sources told the news agency that the victims were 53 civilians, in addition to a military officer and two members of the "Global Work Safety" Department of the Syrian Interior Ministry.
The source suggested that the death toll from the terrorist attack would rise as contact was lost with some of the truffle farmers that were in the area of the attack.
Last December, six Syrian soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack carried out by ISIS terrorists on Syrian army points in the eastern countryside of Homs Governorate.
Sources pointed out to Sputnik then that "the area was safe and had not witnessed any attacks before," noting that the Syrian Arab Army clashed with the militants.
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