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ISIL Fails in Last-Ditch Effort to Break Siege in Deserts of Sweida

19 September 2018 15:00

The Syrian army repelled ISIL’s attacks against on positions in Toloul al-Safa region, and further advancd in the Eastern Badiyeh (deserts) of Sweida in a pursuing counterattack, tightening noose on the terrorists.

The army forces engaged in clashes with a group of ISIL militants who intended to break the siege on Eastern Badiyeh of Sweida with attacks against the army positions near Tal Barakat, inflicting heavy tolls on the terrorists.

The army troops also heavily clashed with the ISIL terrorists in 4 operational fronts in Toloul al-Safa region.

Meantime, field sources reported severe clashes in Southeastern Damascus near al-Tanf, adding that the Syrian army forces tightened the noose on the terrorists in Toloul al-Safa by regaining control of new areas.

Also, the army’s artillery and missile units heavily attacked the ISIL positions and moves in Taloul al-Safa region, killing a number of terrorists.

In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian army men imposed control over more ISIL positions in Toloul al-Safa in the Eastern desert of Sweida.

The army units, backed up by the artillery units and Air Force, engaged in fresh fighting with the terrorists Northwest of Toloul al-Safa, taking control over more positions in the rocks.

The army men further advanced and captured the last water pond under ISIL’s control.

At least ten ISIL snipers were killed and the remaining pockets of the terrorists retreated to the depth of the rocks during the army operation.

A field source said that the army men advanced 300 m in Qabr Sheikh Hossein region, adding that the army has started fortifying the newly-captured positions.

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