BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a major assault at the Islamic State’s (ISIS) last stronghold inside the province of Al-Sweida in southern Syria last night.
Led by their 3rd and 10th divisions, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Islamic State’s positions on the Al-Safa Mountain, scoring a new advance along two different axes.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army was able to meet up with their units at two different axes after overrunning the Islamic State’s first line of defense in this area.
In particular, the Syrian Arab Army pushed from the large hilltop of Tal Alam towards the Qabr Shiekh Hussein area; this resulted in the large scale advance by the government forces.
As a result of this advance, the Syrian Arab Army was able to advance at least 12 kilometers deep into the ISIS-occupied mountain.