BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a large-scale offensive in southern Syria two months ago that targeted the Islamic State’s (ISIS) last major pocket in the Al-Safa region of Al-Sweida.
During this time frame, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to liberate a large chunk of the ISIS-held pocket, including several hilltops and mountaintops that were used by the terrorist group to harass their forces in southern Syria.
In a new report, pro-government activists stated the Syrian Arab Army has killed at least 288 Islamic State terrorists during the past 62 days in the Al-Safa region.
While the estimations continue to fluctuate, it does appear that the Syrian Arab Army has eliminated a great deal of Islamic State terrorists in the Al-Safa region of Al-Sweida.
A military source in Sweida city told Al-Masdar last month that an estimated 1,000-1,200 Islamic State terrorists remain in this vast volcanic region; however, this number may be exponentially lower, given that many militants managed to escape the area.