The bus was reportedly transporting soldiers of the army’s elite 25th Special Forces Division, commonly known as the Tiger Forces, to Kuweires Air Base in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two soldiers were killed and 13 others were wounded in the ambush. These claims are yet to be verified.
ISIS cells in central Syria stepped up their attacks this week. In the last few days, improvised explosive devices planted by the terrorists in southern Raqqa and eastern Hama claimed the lives of four SAA service members and wounded 13 others.
The SAA has been operating nonstop against ISIS cells in different parts of the central region with support from the Russian Aerospace Forces.
While the terrorists are still capable of launching attacks in the central region, they are currently operating away from key facilities, roads and urban centers.