The al-Suwayda 24 blog revealed on August 26 that ISIS fighters had used women to lure a unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) into an ambush in the heavily fortified area of al-Safa, north of governorate of al-Suwayda, two days ago.
In details, Syrian soldiers spotted a group of women in the area and began advancing toward them thinking that they were civilian hostages. However, the women were ISIS members and the soldiers came under attack.
“Elements of the organization [ISIS] used women to ambush personnel of the army [SAA] and encircled them, taking advantage of the rugged terrain in the region, where the personnel came under heavy fire from several directions, resulting in the martyrdom of 7 personnel and injuring more than 50 others,” a military source told al-Suwayda 24.
The military source added that ISIS fighters destroyed 4 vehicles of the SAA with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). Despite these heavy loses, the SAA managed to prevent ISIS from encircling the remaining soldiers in al-Safa, according to the source.
Earlier this month, the SAA and local fighters launched a military operation in northern al-Suwayda in order to eliminate the remaining ISIS fighters there and to free around 30 civilians hostages, who had been abducted by the terrorist group on July 25.