On July 26, the governor of al-Suwayda, Amer al-Ashi told the Syrian Sham FM radio station that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and local fighters killed more than 75 fighters of ISIS while repelling the terrorist group attack on the eastern al-Suwayda countryside a day earlier.
Al-Ashi also confirmed that the villages of Shbeiki, Shureihi, Rami and Duma, which were captured by ISIS during the attack, are now fully secured. However, he noted that many civilians are still missing.
“We need some time to verify the issue of missing civilians, they may have been kidnapped or run away to safe areas,” al-Ashi told Sham FM.
Earlier, the RT TV revealed that the death toll of the terrorist attacks in al-Suwayda has risen to 215, including women and children. The Russian news TV channel added that 180 others were injured, some of them are critical condition.
Currently, the thousands of SAA soldiers and local fighters are massing in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside in preparation to launch an offensive on the hideout of the terrorist group in the desert area between Damascus and al-Suwayda.