According to activists quoted by Al-Watan newspaper, several workers harvesting wheat and barley were attacked with automatic weapons and machine guns resulting in the immediate death of four of them while others were wounded.
This incident coincides with ongoing army combing operations in several areas of the vast Al-Badieh desert, where radicals carry out surprise attacks and then hide in caves in the mountains.
Dozens of civilians and military personnel were killed during the last months by attacks or mines laid by the extremists of this grouping, registered on the list of international terrorism.
In the vast desert of Al-Badieh, the aggressions of the Islamic State are increasing, whose members, according to denunciations from Damascus, receive logistical support, protection and intelligence information from the US armed forces in the area of Tanef, in the east of the country.
According to analysts, Daesh has resorted, since its defeat in 2018, to gang warfare and attacks supported with clear instructions from foreign intelligence to wear down Syrian troops and their allies.