Using 10 suicide bombers in a massive attack on Albu Kamal, ISIS retook parts of the eastern Syrian town, a monitor said. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 25 government and allied fighters were killed in the offensive, making it the largest Jihadist attack of the year.
Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain based observatory said that it was the biggest attack on Albu Kamal since they had lost it in November 2017.
He added that the ISIS-controlled several parts of the city then and the fighting was going on in the center. Albu Kamal is located about 440KM east of the capital Damascus, on the border with Iran in Syria’s Deir Ezzor Province.
The recapture of this area, which was once the heart of the ISIS caliphate in 2014, by the pro-government forces last year was supposed to hit the last nail in the proto-states coffin.