Syrian Army Captures More Key Points in Last ISIL-Held Region in Sweida Desert


The Syrian Army forces continued attacking ISIL’s strongholds in the Eastern desert of Sweida, seizing control over more vital points in Toloul al-Safa on Wednesday.

The army soldiers stormed again the ISIL’s positions in Toloul al-Safa in the Eastern desert of Sweida from several flanks, taking control over several points in the Northwestern part of the rugged terrain after prevailing over ISIL’s first defense line.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units pounded ISIL’s movements and positions heavily in Toloul al-Safa, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their equipment.

Field sources, meanwhile, pointed to the army’s advances in the rugged terrain region, and said that the army units have approached the highest area in Toloul al-Safa, adding that if the army captures the area the entire Toloul al-Safa region will be under its control.

The sources further said that the army soldiers repelled several ISIL’s counter-attacks to remove the army siege, adding that the terrorist group suffered a number of casualties in the battle.

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.

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