The army men engaged in a tough battle with ISIL in Tal Abu Qanem in the depth of the Eastern deserts of Sweida, and established their rule over Qabr Eid Hanish in Toloul al-Safa.
Other units of the army managed to advance in Qabr Sheikh Hossein and Um Marzakh flanks and captured several points, including Hawa Awaz Pond.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units pounded ISIL’s strongholds and movements in Sweida’s Eastern deserts, and destroyed a key command post and a position in a region between Khirbet al-Hawi and Um Marzakh, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
Other units of the army, liberated a large area in the rocks in Toloul al-Safa and fortified the newly-captured positions.
Field sources said that ISIL front is collapsing after the army managed to advance in the difficult-to-move region in Toloul al-Safa.
Earlier reports said that the army soldiers engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL West of Toloul al-Safa in the Eastern desert of Sweida and managed to advance 3km in depths of the rocks.
The army men further advanced towards Hawa Awaz Pond, the most important water source for terrorists, after advancing in the depth of Toloul al-Safa.
The army later managed to reinvigorate the newly-captured positions and cut off terrorists’ supply lines.
ISIL suffered tens of casualties and a number of its forces were captured in the army operation.