On July 30, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and other pro-government factions liberated the town of Shajarah from ISIS in southern Syria.
Shajarah had been the last ISIS stronghold east of the Golan Heights and now ISIS members are hiding in a few remaining villages with almost no fortifications around them.
During the past few days, the SAA and its allies liberated the settlements of Abdin, Saisoun, al-Awwam, Ain Hamata, Abu Raqqa, Abu Kharj and al-Nafa’a as well as the al-Nafa’a dam and some other points.
The ongoing SAA advance will allow the Damascus government to restore a full control over the entire contact line withthe Israeli-held Golan Heights. The defeat of militants will also allow government forces to contribute efforts in other areas across the country – to elimiate ISIS cells in eastern al-Suwayda or to launch a military oepration in Idlib.