BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched another large-scale assault in southern Syria this week in order to breakout of their east Sweida pocket.
ISIL began their offensive by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the Khirbat Abu Khashabeh axis, which is located in the Al-Safa region.
However, despite their best efforts to breakout of this mountainous pocket, the Islamic State was eventually routed by the Syrian Arab Army troops in the Al-Safa region.
According to a military source in Sweida city, the Syrian Arab Army managed to kill at least a half dozen of the Islamic State’s terrorists, while also destroying at least three of their motorcycles during the battle.
The Islamic State has been repeatedly attempting to breakout of the Al-Safa region in a bid to reach their allies in the Badiya Al-Sham region of western Deir Ezzor.
The Syrian Arab Army has called on the Islamic State fighters to surrender their last positions; however, the terrorist group says they will only give up if they are given safe passage to the Deir Ezzor countryside.