According to SANA, most of the terrorists who launched the attack were fleeing the village of Baguz, which was destroyed by the Syrian Army.
The attack came hours after a Syrian military source told Sputnik on Sunday that the US-led international coalition had carried out an airstrike on an army artillery mount located near the eastern Syrian city of Abu Kamal.
"At around 23:30 local time [Saturday, 21:30 Saturday GMT] the aircraft of the international coalition conducted an airstrike on the artillery mount of our forces operating in As Sukkariya region to the west of Abu Kamal… As a result of the airstrike, the mount was destroyed and two servicemen were injured," the source said.
In June 2018, SANA reported that the international coalition's air force had bombed Syrian Army positions in the settlement of al-Hari in Deir ez-Zor province, south-east of Al-Bukemal. The Pentagon rejected the report.
The US-led coalition of more than 70 countries has been conducting airstrikes on Daesh positions since 2014, in a mission that was authorised neither by the Syrian government nor the UN Security Council.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.