The remaining fighters of ISIS in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside have launched a new attack on several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in the key hills of Brakat and Alia, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on July 11.
The pro-opposition monitoring group didn’t clarify if ISIS fighters managed to captured any position. However, it claimed that several fighters of the terrorist group and the SAA were killed as a result of the clashes.
Sham Hamdan, a correspondent of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), said that the SAA and its allies repelled ISIS’ attack, only hours after its beginning. According to Hamadan, the terrorist group was trying to cut off the supply line of the SAA’s units in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside.
A week earlier, the SAA and the National Defense Forces (NDF) foiled a similar attack of ISIS on their positions in Tell Bassir after killing and injuring several terrorists.
The SAA and its allies will likely launch a new phase of their military operation against ISIS cells in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside, once the southern governorates of Daraa and al-Qunitra are secured.