On June 11, Syrian government forces’ operation against ISIS in eastern al-Suwayda entered its fifth day.
While before the start of the operation and during its first days, some pro-govenrment sources said that it can be finished in less than a week, the reality on the ground appeared to be a quite different.
The Syrian military depoyed a notable group of troops supported by armoured vehicles and battle tanks to deal with ISIS members remained in the area. However, till now, the area has not been fully cleared from ISIS members.
The main clashes are still ongoing near Khirbat Jarbu, Kura and Hibbariyah.
According to sources in the Syrian Arab Army, this complicated situation is linked to the fact that a number of ISIS members from southern Damascus are now deployed in the area.