Syrian forces have liberated over 10 settlements from ISIS in the area east of the Golan Heights, in southern Syria.
Accoridng to pro-government sources, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies retook Khirbat Khasfayn, Ayn al-Qadi, Bassali, Ayn Zabida, Mazraah, Bakkar, Bakkar Sharqi, Jubayliyah and the so-called Libyan company [west of Jilen].
This advance took place following a shot down of a Syrian Su-22 warplane by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on July 24. The Su-22 warplane was supporting an anti-ISIS operation against ISIS east of the Golan Heights. The IDF targeted it with two Patriot missiles when it entered about 1-2km in airspace over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Now, the SAA is developing the advance in the direction of Saydah and Aun Thakar, which are currently in the hands of ISIS.
Israeli leadership is very unhappy with the fact that the SAA is about to restore a full control of entire southern Syria. However, even the shot down of the Syrian warpane cannot change the strategic situation in the area.