On Friday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division, backed by the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), carried out a surprise attack against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) at the village of Sho’ab in southeast Sweida.
The ambush was concentrated on a large convoy of Islamic State fuel trucks that were being smuggled from the Al-Anbar Governorate in Iraq to their fighters in Sweida and southeast Homs.
Shoa’ab is considered one of the Islamic State’s main smuggling points in Syria; it was also considered a safe route for the terrorist group’s supply trucks.
However, this changed on Friday morning, when the Syrian Armed Forces destroyed and captured several of these Islamic State fuel trucks near the village of Sho’ab.
Many of the Islamic State terrorists that were operating the captured vehicles were apprehended by the Syrian Army and transferred to the competent authorities in Sweida City.