Syria Army Recaptures New Areas in Sweida
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian forces and their allies continued their military campaign against Daesh terrorists in the al-Safa hills in Syria's southern province of Sweida, recapturing new areas from the militant group.
The army troops regained control over new areas after fierce clashes with Daesh terrorists around the al-Safa hills, killing scores of them, including snipers, SANA reported.
Syrian troops are tightening the noose on Daesh terrorists in the area.
Sweida, which is largely under the control of the Syrian government troops, is home to the Druze minority, from which Daesh recently 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.
Those 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.