5 pro-gov't fighters killed in explosion in east Syria: monitor

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-20 20:53:06|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Five pro-government fighters were killed in a blast in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour in Syria, a war monitor reported on Sunday.

The five fighters were killed by a landmine explosion that targeted their vehicle a day earlier in a desert region in the western countryside of Deir al-Zour, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The observatory said it is highly believed that the blast was the work of the Islamic State (IS) group, which has been active in the desert region and has intensified attacks on Syrian soldiers and pro-government fighters since March. Enditem