Syrian government forces flushing out the remaining terrorist fighters from the rocky Tulul al-Safa area.
The natural rocky fortifications created by the lava once belched by an ancient volcano and precipitation are ideal for guerrilla warfare. Because the terrain is off limits to vehicles, soldiers are scouring every rock, cave and underground tunnel where terrorists might be hiding.
According to legend, Tulul as-Safa is exactly the place where the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah once stood before they were destroyed by fire and brimstone.
Indeed, archaeologists have found hundreds of human skeletons inside the huge basalt layers who were literally incinerated by a sudden volcanic eruption.
The Syrian Army has been fighting in the Suwayda Desert in an effort to liberate the area from Daesh terrorists.