Syrian forces score fresh advance against ISIS in east Swaida
[AlMasdar] Battles continue to rage in east Swaida countryside as the Syrian Army resumes offensive to uproot the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Lions of Islam from its last stronghold.

Backed by the National Defense Forces, the Syrian Army advanced for 350 meters deep into the rocky cliffs to the north of Safa hilltops.

The recent advance, even though important, has proved costly for the government troops. Three Syrian Army soldiers were killed, 22 others injured during the bloody festivities.

According to a military source, the difficulty of the battle lies in the rocky cliffs surrounding the Hilltops. "Once penetrated, the entire area will fall in no time", the source commented.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-09-10