Poor weather conditions have forced the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies to pause their military operation against ISIS in the area of al-Safa, the Syria-based al-Suwayda 24 blog reported on November 14.
“Clashes stopped in the area of al-Safa today, Wednesday 14-11-2018, and yesterday, Tuesday, after the formation of several streams and swamps as a result of heavy rain … military operation is limited to some artillery strikes now and then,” al-Suwayda 24 reporter around al-Safa said.
The SAA launched a new attack on al-Safa, which is located north of the generate of al-Suwayda, on November 11. Unlike previous attacks, the army and its allies managed to advance several kilometers deep inside the heavily fortified area.
ISIS will likely take advantage of the bad weather to reorganize its forces and launch new attacks against the SAA and its allies around al-Safa. Last month, the terrorist groups followed the same approach and attacked US-backed forces when a storm hit the middle Euphrates River Valley.