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Syrian Army Sends More Military Convoys to Sweida Desert to Counter ISIL

8 November 2018 16:58

The Syrian Army dispatched more forces and equipment to the Eastern desert of Sweida on Thursday to hunt the remaining pockets of ISIL trapped in the rugged terrain.

Battlefield sources said that the Syrian army dispatched hundreds of soldiers, tens of military and armored vehicles and heavy equipment from Hazar town in Quneitra province to the surrounding areas of Toloul al-Safa region in the Eastern desert of Sweida.

The sources noted that a large number of Syrian army’s units and military equipment have been dispatched to Toloul al-Safa in the past week.

The Syrian Army’s Special Forces who have participated in different battles of Damascus, Quneitra and Dara’a are also taking part in the anti-ISIL military operation in Sweida.

Last month, the army, led by their elite 4th Armored Division and 5th Corps, began their push up the steep cliffs of Toloul al-Safa region, striking several sites controlled by the ISIL terrorists.

Not long after launching their large-scale assault, the Syrian Army found themselves involved in a tough battle with the ISIL terrorists at one of several rocky cliffs in Toloul al-Safa region.

According to a military source in the provincial capital of Sweida, the Syrian army managed to advance up one of the highest peak in Toloul al-Safa region, leaving them only a short distance from imposing fire control over much of the area.

The military source said that the Syrian army did suffer over ten casualties trying to make this advance; they would also inflict heavy losses in the ISIL ranks.

The Army is now working to secure several hilltops in Toloul al-Safa region, as they look to eliminate the last remnants of the ISIL in Southern Syria.

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