On September 1, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled an attack of ISIS fighters on its positions around the Hatil Dam north of the governorate of al-Suwayda, according to the al-Suwayda 24 blog.
“Three personnel of the army were martyred and 13 others were wounded, they were transported to al-Suwayda’s hospitals, on the other side at least seven terrorists were killed,” a source in the SAA told the Syria-based blog.
The SAA captured the Hatil Dam earlier this week after heavy clashes with ISIS fighters. According to al-Suwayda 24, the dam is one of the very few water resources in the area of al-Safa, which explains the terrorist group attempt to recapture it.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the SAA artillery struck several positions and fortifications of ISIS in al-Safa. As a result, several members of the terrorist group were killed and injured.
Despite having a superior fire power, the SAA is still advancing slowly inside and around al-Safa in order to ensure the safety of around 30 civilian hostages, who were abducted by the terrorist group earlier this month.