On July 26, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Sheikh Hussein, Kawkab and al-Shabraq in the western Daraa countryside from fighters of the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army, according to Syrian pro-government sources.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the SAA captured 22 villages and towns from the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army during the last 24 hours. The pro-opposition monitoring group added that Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out a new series of airstrikes on positions of the ISIS-affiliated group in the western Daraa countryside on July 26.
Meanwhile, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq reported that a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) of the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army targeted a gathering of the SAA near the village of Ain Thakar in the western Daraa countryside. According to the terrorist group, two battle tanks of the SAA were destroyed as a result of the attack.
The SAA will likely continue its advance in the upcoming hours as the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army appears to be unable to resist the heavy fire power of the army and its allies.