On June 7, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a large scale military operation to eliminate the remaining fighters of ISIS in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside, according to Syrian pro-government sources. Reportedly, the SAA managed to capture the village of Ashrfya and the area of Beir Aura.
A day earlier, the Syrian pro-government blog Muraselon reported that warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) launched a series of airstrikes on several positions of ISIS in the villages of Tell Sa’d, Tamutha, Ashrfya and Aura. Local sources said that the SyAAF conducted more airstrikes on June 7.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that 15 soldiers and officers of the SAA and 9 fighters of ISIS were killed in the clashes, which were not limited to the eastern al-Suwayda countryside. According to the sources, the SAA clashed with ISIS cells south of the T-2 station in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside.
A source in the SAA 9th Division, which is currently leading the attack in eastern al-Suwayda, told SouthFront that the SAA mission in the region may be finished within days because the remaining fighters of ISIS there are poorly armed.