On August 31, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) prevented a group of ISIS fighters from fleeing the area of al-Safa towards the area of al-Tanaf, which is controlled by the US-led coalition and its proxies, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The state-run news agency said that several terrorists were killed and injured by Syrian soldiers.
Furthermore, the SAA artillery and rocket launchers shelled the last positions of the terrorist group inside the area of al-Safa, which is located north of the governorate of al-Suwayda.
ISIS-held pocket in al-Safa was split a day earlier, when the SAA managed to capture key positions between the hill of Abu Ghanim and the and the area of Umm Marzakh.
Currently, the remaining fighters of the terrorist group are under a tight siege and suffering from the lack of food and water. These rough conditions may force the terrorists to release around 30 civilian’s hostages, who were abducted from eastern al-Suwayda earlier this month.