On July 29, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, liberated the town of Abidin in the western Daraa countryside from fighters of the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army, according to Syrian pro-government activists. The liberated town is located only 2km north of the Syrian-Jordanian border.
Earlier, the SAA and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launch a ground attack on the key town of al-Shajarah and captured several positions and farms around it. However, the SAA is yet to impose its control of the town.
Meanwhile, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq reported that more than 50 soldiers and officers of the SAA were killed and injured when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) of the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army hit their position in western Daraa. However, a source in the 4th Division denied the terrorist group’s claims.
The upcoming hours may witness the collapse of the remaining positions of the ISIS-affiliated group in western Daraa, as the SAA appears to be determined to end the battle as soon as possible.
Photos of SAA operation against ISIS In Western Daraa: