The army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in Northwestern, Western and Southwestern Toloul al-Safa in the Eastern deserts of Sweida, taking control over more large areas, including several heights and caves in the rocks.
The army men further advanced in Toloul al-Safa and deployed near a main water source of the terrorists.
In the meantime, other units of the army repelled a heavy offensive of the ISIL in Qabr Sheikh Hossein region, inflicting major losses on the terrorists and forcing the remaining pockets of them to retreat from the battlefield.
The Arabic-language Sweida 24 news network reported on Sunday that the fighter jets pounded ISIL’s movements and strongholds in al-Hassa region in Northeastern Sweida, killing senior ISIL commander Ahmad al-Matlaq nom de guerre Abu Ali along with a number of his fighters.
The network further said that the Syrian Army units, backed up by artillery units and fighter jets, stormed ISIL’s positions in the rocks in Toloul al-Safa rugged terrain and captured several heights near Qabr Sheikh Hossein region.
It went on to say that the army has been fortifying its positions in Toloul al-Safa, adding that the army forces have seized a large volume of arms and ammunition Northwest of Toloul al-Safa.
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