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.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 254
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    254
    Shares
ALSO READ  Syrian Army sends large number of reinforcements to southern Idlib as new operation looms

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Regular
Upvoted
Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Just great, I hope Russia aerospace force attack these terrorists at the Golan Heights border and do not allow them to build fortifications, just wipe them out totally.