Syria Army Tightens Noose on Daesh in Sweida
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian troops tightened the noose on Daesh terrorists in the al-Safa hills in Syria's southern province of Sweida, killing and wounding a large number of them.
The army troops made gains against the terrorists near the al-Safa hills after they attempted to sneak into an area under the control of the Arab country’s military.
Scores of the militants were killed and injured following the counterattack in the al-Safa hills where they have laid siege to the last stronghold for the Daesh terrorist group in Sweida.
Syrian artillery, backed by the country's air force, launched accurate strikes against the terrorists, killing a large number of them and destroying large amounts of their equipment.
Sweida, which is largely under the control of the Syrian government troops, is home to the Druze minority, from which Daesh abducted some 30 women and children last month following a brutal attack that killed more than 250 civilians.
The province has been relatively insulated from Syria’s seven-year bloody war launched by foreign-backed militants and terror groups against Damascus.
Last month’s attacks were the bloodiest ever seen in the province, as well as some of the deadliest launched by Daesh in the war-torn country.
Syrian troops defeated Daesh late last year and took back all the urban bastions once the terror group had under its control, but the group's remnants have been trying to regroup and have mounted a series of hit-and-run attacks.