On November 10, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery and rocket launchers shelled ISIS fortifications in the area of al-Safa, which lays between the Damascus desert and the governorate of al-Suwayda, according to several Syrian pro-government sources. The shelling was reportedly the most violent since the beginning of the army operation in the area two months ago.
A source in the SAA, who is currently deployed around al-Safa, told SouthFront that the shelling is a part of ongoing preparations to launch a new ground attack on the terrorist group positions in al-Safa. According to the source, the attack will begin in the upcoming few days.
A day earlier, the SAA repelled an attack by ISIS fighters on some of its positions around al-Safa. Seven personnel of the army and three fighters of the terrorist group were reportedly killed during the clashes.
The SAA failed to make any significant advance in al-Safa during the last two months due to the area’s rough terrain and the bad weather conditions. However, the army’s heavy fire power may change this situation.