On October 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated Qa’a al-Banat in the northwestern part of the heavily fortified area of al-Safa after weeks of clashes with ISIS fighters, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
The SANA’s reporter in the governorate of al-Suwayda said that Syrian soldiers killed several ISIS members and destroyed many weapons, fortifications and hideouts of the terrorist group in Qa’a al-Banat.
The liberation of Qa’a al-Banat is one of the biggest achievements since the beginning of the SAA military operation in al-Safa, which is located north of al-Suwayda. The operation was launched in early August after a brutal ISIS attack on several villages in the eastern al-Suwayda countryside.
The SAA will likely step up its operations in Qabr al-Sheikh, near Qa’a al-Banat, in the upcoming days in order to increase the pressure on the remaining ISIS fighters in the heart of al-Safa.