Syrian Army Nearing End of Clean-Up Operation in Sweida Province


The Syrian Army has now imposed control over 70 percent of ISIL’s bastions in Eastern Badiyeh (desert) of Sweida, and it is close to completely purge terrorists from the region, military sources said.

The Damascus Army has purged terrorists from over 2,600 square kilometers of Eastern Badiyeh and it has laid siege on the terrorists in the strategic Taloul al-Safa region, the Arabic-language version of Sputnik news agency quoted Syrian military analyst Colonel Ali Maqsoud as saying.

Colonel Maqsoud confirmed that the Syrian army has taken control over 70 percent of Eastern Badiyeh and that the army is in the final stage of clean-up operation in the region.

The Syrian army, meantime, managed to link its units in control of the Northeastern borders of the Badiyeh of Sweida and the Southeastern borders of Damascus Badiyeh.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Syrian Army continued military operation in Badiyeh of Sweida after dispatching more troops to the battlefield, capturing a sum of thirty ISIL terrorists.

The army reinvigorated its newly-captured positions in the Eastern Badiyeh of Sweida after sending more soldiers and equipment to the battlefield, managing to tighten noose on ISIL and foiling their attempts to break the siege.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft pounded ISIL’s movements in Toloul al-Safa region, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

Other artillery units opened fire at ISIL in Qabr Sheikh Hossein Southwest of Toloul al-Safa, damaging two military vehicles carrying heavy weapons and an anti-aircraft machinegun.

Other artillery and missile units shelled heavily a group of ISIL in Tal Qanem East of Toloul al-Safa, destroying a military vehicle and killing a number of terrorists.

The army men managed to capture a sum of thirty ISIL terrorists in Toloul al-Safa and killed several terrorists.

On Sunday, a group of ISIL terrorists who tried to prevail over the army positions in Arz Amirah in Toloul al-Safa region came under an ambush operation by the government forces and suffered several casualties.

At least five ISIL terrorists were captured too.

In the meantime, other units of the army stormed ISIL from three flanks in Toloul al-Safa and managed to advance one kilometer.

Also, the army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at ISIL’s movements and positions in Toloul al-Safa and inflicted major losses on the terrorists.

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