On 23 August, ISIS claimed an attack on the Kaam checkpoint 20 km east of Khoms. Six members of the Government of National Accord (GNA) affiliated Special Operations Force were killed in the attack. The attack was reportedly conducted by three men, one of whom was killed, using automatic rifles and PRGs. On 26 August, the GNA vowed to punish the perpetrators and ordered the general prosecutor to take the necessary legal measures against them. It said that investigations by local security directorates had led to the arrest of another ISIS cell member, reportedly connected to the perpetrators of the Kaam attack.