DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – Having secured almost the entire west Daraa countryside, the Syrian Army turned attention to the Islamic State-held chunk of territories in the far western countryside of the province.
The government offensive is heavily backed by the sweeping power of the Russian Air Force, and spearheaded by the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces.
Raw footage posted online shows heavy artillery and rocket shelling, targeting ISIS positions, hideouts and fortifications in Tall Jumu` hilltop located north of ISIS-controlled towns of Taseel and Adwan.
The Syrian forces succeeded in recapturing the area two days ago but had to retreat following a massive counterattack by the extremist jihadists.
The hilltop enjoys a strategic importance since it overlooks several ISIS-held towns; which will be under the government’s fire control once the hill is recaptured.