The army forces, backed up by artillery and missile units, engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in the Eastern desert of Sweida and seized control over several key points in the Northern and Northwestern parts of Toloul al-Safa.
The army men managed to advance 2km against ISIL in the depth of Toloul al-Safa.
Over 30 ISIL terrorists have been killed in the army’s two-day operation in Toloul al-Safa.
On Monday, the Army’s elite forces, along with a large volume of arms, ammunition and equipment, arrived in the Eastern desert of Sweida to purge Toloul al-Safa of ISIL terrorists.
A large number of elite forces and a large volume of weapons and munitions have arrived in the Eastern desert of Sweida to counter ISIL in Toloul al-Safa rugged terrain.
In the meantime, the army’s experienced soldiers that had participated in battle against ISIL in Hajar al-Aswad and in Southern Damascus and Hawz Yarmouk in Southwestern Dara’a have also been dispatched to Toloul al-Safa to join battle against ISIL.
The army also forwarded heavy military hardware, including Golan-1,000 Missile Launchpads, to Toloul al-Safa.
Local sources said that the army intended to stage heavy attack on the ISIL to purge the Eastern desert of Sweida of ISIL completely after liberation of hostages that were ISIL’s last pressure leverage on the army to halt its operation in the region.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units pounded ISIL’s positions and movements in the region to weaken their defense capabilities.