After a brief pause, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies resumed their attack on ISIS in al-Safa north of the governorate of al-Suwayda and advanced 5km in the heart of the heavily fortified area, a military source told SouthFront on November 16.
According to the source, the SAA didn’t lose any personnel during its advance in al-Safa as ISIS fighters began to “run way” leaving their belongings and weapons behind.
Syrian pro-government sources, including al-Masdar News and Muraselon, confirmed that the SAA made significant advance in al-Safa and reported that the army artillery destroyed many positions and fortifications of the terrorist groups in the area.
Bad weather conditions forced the SAA and its allies to pause their attack in al-Safa between November 13 and 15. Many local observers predicted that the weather will hinder the army’s advance. However, it apparently also had an impact on the remaining terrorist group’s fighters.