Daesh has been making incursions into eastern Syria in recent weeks.
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Daesh (ISIS) may have lost most of its territory in Syria but recent deadly attacks against pro-regime fighters are a foretaste of more to come, analysts say. Despite pro-government forces ousting Daesh from urban centers in eastern Syria last year, surprise raids there in past weeks have killed dozens of regime and allied fighters. Despite being expelled from most towns of the proto-state it declared in 2014 in Syria and neighboring Iraq, analysts say Daesh has retained the ability to pounce from the desert.The victims of these raids on regime forces have included Russian, Iranian and Lebanese fighters, even as the militants retain a presence in other parts of Syria.Last week, one of the group's sleeper cells executed rival militants in the northwestern province of Idlib, and a surprise attack revealed Daesh's presence in the southern province of Swaida.
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