BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reportedly begun the second phase of their Badiya Al-Sham offensive this afternoon, following a short hiatus i this fight against the Islamic State (ISIL).

According to a military report, the Syrian Army attacked the Islamic State’s positions in the Al-Harmieh region, resulting in a fierce battle that is still ongoing at the moment.

Meanwhile, from the air, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) heavily bombarded the Islamic State’s positions in the Al-Kara’a, Al-Tamthounah, Khirbet Al-Ambashi, and Al-Habiriyeh areas of eastern Al-Sweida.

The Syrian Air Force is still bombarding these areas, as the Syrian Arab Army prepares to storm the Islamic State’s positions.

Also participating in this battle are the National Defense Forces (NDF), Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), Hezbollah, and Liwaa Al-Fatemiyoun.

The NDF, SSNP, ad Hezbollah played an integral role in phase one of the offensive, as they attacked the Islamic State’s positions in several areas.

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