Foreign-backed terrorists have reportedly killed more than 60 Syrian soldiers in the eastern parts of the Arab country over the past 48 hours.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Statuary that Takfiri Daesh terrorists had killed some 35 soldiers in government-held parts of central and eastern Syria since Thursday.
This included some 27 troops, among them four Syrian army officers, who were killed in the desert east of the central province of Homs as well as eight others who died in the eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, the group said.
The Britain-based monitoring group described the attack as the deadliest against Syrian government forces in recent months.
It also said that terrorists associated with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front, attacked Syrian forces outside the northwestern region of Idlib on Saturday, killing 26 of them.
Daesh, which once held large swaths of land in Syria and Iraq, has now been completely defeated in both Arab countries and has lost almost all of its occupied territories.
The terror group holds a tiny pocket of territory in the vast Syrian Desert, known as Badia, near the Iraq border. The terrorists use unpopulated areas of Badia as their hideouts to carry out hit-and-run attacks on Syrian troops.