On September 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced 3km deep in Qa’a al-Banat in the northwestern part of the heavily fortified area of al-Safa, north of the governorate of al-Suwayda, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Furthermore, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the SAA artillery and rocket launchers shelled several positions and fortifications of the terrorist groups in al-Safa. Many ISIS members were killed in the shelling.
A day earlier, the SAA captured several positions in Qa’a al-Banat and Qabr al-Sheikh Hassan in al-Safa following heavy clashes with ISIS fighters. The army also found a US-made weapon in a position of the terrorist organization.
According to a recent report of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the SAA has killed 211 fighters of ISIS in northern al-Suwayda since July 25. Back then, the terrorist group attacked several villages in the eastern countryside of the governorate killing more than 250 people and abducting 30 others.