On September 30, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured several lakes, positions and fortifications in the area of al-Safa north of the governorate of al-Suwayda after killing and injuring several ISIS fighters, according to Sham Hamadan, a reporter for the Syrian News TV.
A day earlier, the SAA supported by warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) advanced in Qabr al-Sheikh Hassan in al-Safa and imposed control of a large area after heavy clashes with ISIS members.
Meanwhile, the ISIS linked news agency Amaq claimed that ISIS fighters repelled an attack on their positions in the heart of al-Safa and killed at least ten soldiers of the SAA. Syrian pro-government sources have not commented on the terrorist group’s claims yet.
The SAA launched its military operation in al-Safa in early August in order to free around 30 civilian hostages who were abducted by ISIS fighters from their homes in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside. Some pro-government sources expert that the military pressure may force the terrorist group to release the hostages soon.
Photos of the newly captured positions in al-Safa: