A security patrol was dispatched to the desert to comb the south of Mizdah district after receiving a tip regarding suspicious movements of ISIS members in the area, the Stabilization Support force confirmed on Tuesday.

In a post on Facebook, the force said it received a communication reporting vehicles flying the black and white flag used by ISIS roaming the valleys south of Mizdah.

According to the force, the alleged ISIS group stopped a motorist south of Mizdah, some 100 km from the memorial in Wadi Merset, and seized from him fuel and canned food before heading towards the valleys of Nesma.

It confirmed that the patrol combed the valleys south of Mizdah up to the Sarir al-Maqtatiya but found no track of ISIS, presuming they fled either to the south or east.