On December 7, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated three ISIS fighters during an ongoing combing operation in the area of al-Safa, which is located in the area between the northern al-Suwayda countryside and the Damascus desert.
A source in the SAA’s 1st Division, which is currently deployed in al-Safa, told SouthFront that a few number of ISIS fighters are still hiding in al-Safa to this day. According to the source, most of these fighters are out of ammo and have lost contact with their leadership.
The SAA liberated al-Safa on November 17 after more than two months of fierce clashes with ISIS cells. Then, the army launched a combing operation to neutralize all the remaining assets of the terrorist group.
Two weeks ago, the Russian media outlet, Rusvesna, released a video showing SAA soldiers uncovering several U.S. supplied weapons, including a TOW anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), in the course of the combing operation.
The SAA will likely launch a large-scale military operation against ISIS cells in the Damascus desert once al-Safa is fully secured.