BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army issued their final demand to the terrorists off the Islamic State (ISIS) in the eastern countryside of Sweida, calling on their forces to either surrender the Al-Safa Canyon or die.
The Islamic State is fully besieged at the strategic Al-Safa Canyon and all of their attempts to break out of this region have failed.
Earlier today, several Islamic State militants attempted to evade capture by fleeing the Al-Safa Canyon; however, they were spotted by the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces.
Making matters more complicated, the Islamic State terrorists are believed to be holding the 30+civilians that were kidnapped from the Sweida Governoratee on July 25th.
The Islamic State has asked for a large sum of money in exchange for the release of these civilians, but this was two weeks ago when they still controlled severall towns in the Yarmouk Basin region.
The Syrian government is committed to securing the release of these captives and they have already warned the Islamic State that if anything happens to these civilians, they will face a very severe reprisal.