ISIS Fighters Make Desperate Attempt To Escape Al-Safa Area Besieged By Government Forces

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ISIS Fighters Make Desperate Attempt To Escape Al-Safa Area Besieged By Government Forces

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On August 18, ISIS fighters besieged in the area of al-Safa, north of the governorate of al-Suwayda, attacked several positions of the SAA around the area in a new attempt to break the siege, according to the Syrian blog al-Masdar News. The pro-government blog said that the SAA and local fighters repelled the attack after hours of clashes with the terrorists.

Furthermore, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out a new series of airstrikes on several positions and hideouts of ISIS in al-Safa. The SAA artillery also shelled the ISIS-held area, according to the UK-based monitoring group.

A day earlier, a highly-trained small unit of the SAA’s 5th Corps carried out a special operation in the heavily fortified area of al-Safa to free around 30 civilian hostages, who had been previously abducted by the terrorist group. However, the unit failed to find the hostages.

The SAA will likely launch a new ground attack in al-Safa in the upcoming hours in order to increase the pressure on ISIS cells, which are already suffering from the lack of food and water.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    America wants her terrorists back. Its just not fair that the SAA has surrounded them :)

    They all have non refundable air tickets to Afghanistan and will lose their Air Miles as well as their lives if they miss the flights :)

    Saudi Arabia has the Chair on the UN Human Rights Council , so surely they can do something to help the US trained terrorist gangs ? After all , ISIS is a very important NATO funded NGO .

    • TheLulzWarrior

      Better watch out for israeli or even RAF attacks.

  • AJ

    No escape no quarter given – eliminate them all

  • Rüdiger Preiss

    The SAA should make a food drop (pretending it’s done by some ISIS supporting smugglers) spiked with magic mushrooms, then wait a couple of hours to pick them all up. That way they’ll get the hostages unharmed …

    • Sinbad2

      Rat poison.

      • Pave Way IV

        Well, now I’m struggling between the two options. Rat poison is made for large, dangerous rodents like ISIS. But ‘shrooms and gladiator fights have their appeal as well, with hungry tigers periodically released to claim the ‘winners’. Snackbar! THAT would make a fortune on a Pay-per-View cable channel.

        I suppose you could use drones after the rat poison food drop too, but who wants to watch a bunch of ISIS rolling around, holding their stomachs and frothing at the mouth all over their filthy beards? Besides, the U.S. would just chopper in some White Helmets to claim it was a Sarin barrel bomb (again), followed by a tomahawk attack on Syria (again). I’m leaning more and more toward the ‘shrooms.

        Then there’s always the shake and bake option: high explosive artillery followed by white phosphorous rounds. Wind has to be taken into consideration though. Burning ISIS? Whew… nobody wants to smell that.

  • iosongasingsing

    There is certainly some Israeli spy who wants to sneak away and Yahweh does not save him. Unfortunately, Suhail al-Hassan has already said that he incinerates everyone.

  • Shy Talk

    White phosphorus would be a bad idea, only Israel and US forces allowed to use it, they would cry chemical weapons and use it as an excuse to attack Syria, better to deploy TOS1A heavy flamethrowers a few barrages of thermobaric missiles will get them no matter where their hiding