On August 9, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and local fighters advanced 30km in the northern and northeastern al-Suwayda countryside in the frameworks of their military operation against the remaining ISIS cells there, according to the media wing of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP).
The SSNP, which is also participating in the ongoing operation, claimed that ISIS fighters are now withdrawing from northern al-Suwayda towards the area of al-Tanaf, which hosts a key base of the US-led coalition.
A day earlier, local sources said that ISIS fighters are not resisting to the SAA and noted that the SAA found shaving machines in several hideouts of the terrorist group. This may mean that some of these terrorists are planning to run away to civilian areas, possibly to the Rukban refugees camp in al-Tanaf.
Besides working to secure the southeastern governorate of al-Suwayda, the SAA is also searching for more than 30 civilians who were abducted by ISIS fighters during a brutal attack two weeks ago.