BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) is in serious trouble in southwest Syria, as their once large pocket in the Yarmouk Basin has shrunk considerably over the last ten days.
The primary reason for the Islamic State’s major setback is the Syrian Arab Army’s large-scale offensive, which has yielded considerable gains against the terrorist forces.
Perhaps the Islamic State’s biggest setback happened on Thursday, when the Syrian Arab Army liberated several areas, including three of the terrorist group’s strongholds in the Yarmouk Basin region.
Among the areas liberated by the Syrian Arab Army on Thursday were the Islamic State strongholds of Tasil, Tal Jamou, and Jaleen.
These losses resulted in the Islamic State conceding the entire northern part of the Yarmouk Basin region, which the had previously shared control of with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.
The ISIS affiliated Jaysh Khalid bin Walid forces are now retreating to the mountains near the occupied Golan Heights, where they are hoping to make their last stand against the Syrian Arab Army and their allies.
However, the likelihood that the Islamic State holds onto to this part of the southwest Syria region is very slim, as the Syrian Arab Army and their allies have the entire area surrounded.