On September 27, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced deep in Qabr al-Sheikh Hassan in the heavily fortified ISIS-held area of al-Safa capturiing several positions, hideouts and caves from the terrorist group, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
“The new advance achieved by units of the army on the western, southwestern and northwestern axes of the al-Safa hills led to tightening the siege and blocked the supply routes of ISIS terrorists,” the SANA’s reporter in al-Suwayda said.
Meanwhile, the Syria-based al-Suwayda 24 blog reported that the SAA ambushed a group of terrorists who were trying to smuggle supplies into the ISIS-held pocket in al-Safa. As a result of the ambush, three terrorists were killed and a truck was destroyed.
The last four days witnessed heavy clashes between the SAA and ISIS members who launched several hit and run attacks north of al-Suwayda. Local sources said that more than 15 Syrian soldiers were killed. However, ISIS failed to break the SAA’s siege.