On August 4, a source in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 4th Division told SouthFront that the “al-Ghaith Forces” will participate in the upcoming attack against the remaining cells of ISIS in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside and the Damascus desert. According to the source, several groups of the al-Ghaith Forces are already on their way to the frontline with the terrorist group.
The al-Ghaith Forces are an elite unit of the 4th Division led by Colonel Ghiath Dalla. Over the last three years, the unit participated in all major operations around the Syrian capital of Damascus and in southern Syria.
Meanwhile, the al-Suwayda 24 blog reported that warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a new wave of airstrikes on positions and hideouts of ISIS in the areas of al-Kar’a and al-Diyathah in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside. The Russian Aerospace Forces joined the fight against the terrorist group a day earlier.
The SAA and local fighters will likely launch their military operation in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside and the Damascus desert in the upcoming days.