DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – Battles continue to rage in east Swaida countryside as the Syrian Army resumes offensive to uproot the Islamic State militants from its last stronghold.
Backed by the National Defense Forces, the Syrian Army advanced for 350 meters deep into the rocky cliffs to the north of Safa hilltops.
The recent advance, even though important, has proved costly for the government troops. Three Syrian Army soldiers were killed, 22 others injured during the bloody clashes.
According to a military source, the difficulty of the battle lies in the rocky cliffs surrounding the Hilltops. “Once penetrated, the entire area will fall in no time”, the source commented.