The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Syrian Air Force (SAF) have engaged ISIS targets in the desert area in eastern al-Suwayda (also known as Sweida al-Badyia), according to pro-government sources.
SAA and SAF strikes reportedly targeted positions of ISIS terrorists in the areas of al-Waer, Ard al-Karaa, Mazrea al-Hhatib, Sneim al-Ghirz and east of Dabatheh, Rabbet al-Hisn and Tel Razin. These points are located 15-30km deep inside the desert area.
The Syrian state media claims that ISIS recently suffered notable causalties in exchanges with the SAA. However, no photos or videos confirming these claims have been provided.
ISIS cells were especially active in the province of al-Suwayda in middle-late July and early August when they carried out a series of attacks on government targets there. These attacks forced the SAA to contribute additional efforts to combat the terrorists hiding in the desert area.