Thursday's attacks targeted regime forces and their supply lines around Deir Ezzor and through the Sukhna area from the west, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Daesh has killed at least 73 Syrian regime troops and allied fighters in surprise attacks on their positions in a desert region, a war monitor said on Friday.
The deaths came in attacks on Thursday launched as the group faces a Russian-backed regime offensive against some of its last bastions.
The terrorist group claimed the attacks against several positions south of the town of Sukhna in central Homs province, saying its fighters had killed dozens of regime troops.
The attacks come a day after Daesh released what it said was an audio recording of its leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the first in a year, in which he urged resistance.
Syrian troops pushed through the vast desert that separates the main cities of the west from the Euphrates Valley this summer and broke a Daesh siege of nearly three years on government enclaves in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor earlier this month.
Thursday's attacks targeted regime forces and their supply lines around Deir Ezzor through the Sukhna area from the west, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
"The first attacks were carried out against checkpoints manned by loyalist troops in Al Shula," a village near Deir Ezzor, the Britain-based monitoring group said.
"Daesh then carried out a series of attacks against checkpoints along the length of the motorway from Al Shula to the south of Sukhna."
Syrian regime media made no mention of the army's losses, but said its troops "confronted an attack by the terrorist Daesh group on the highway between Deir Ezzor and Palmyra, deep in the Badia desert."
State news agency SANA said the army had "inflicted heavy losses on the ranks of the terrorists", adding that units were "currently working to clear remaining Daesh terrorists from the area and secure the highway for traffic".
The Observatory said at least 45 Daesh fighters had been killed in the fighting.
The attacks by the militants came as they face multiple offensives against the last bastions of their self-proclaimed caliphate.
In addition to the Russian-backed government offensive, a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters is battling the group, which is also under attack in neighbouring Iraq.