On July 13, ISIS fighters conducted a hit and run attack on a position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in the area of Wadi al-Mut in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq.
ISIS claimed that seven soldiers of the SAA were killed during the attack. Moreover, ISIS fighters captured several weapons and burned the SAA’s position to the ground, according to Amaq.
A source in the SAA told the al-Suwayda 24 blog that ISIS’ attack was repelled following heavy clashes. According to the source, SAA soldiers killed at least one fighter of ISIS, while the others “run away.”
Earlier this month, ISIS fighters launched two similar attacks on positions of the SAA in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside. However, the SAA managed to foil both attacks after killing and injuring several fighters of the terrorist group.
The SAA and its allies are expected to resume their military operations against the remaining cells of ISIS in eastern al-Suwayda once they finish their operations the governorates of Daraa and al-Quneitra.