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ISIS controls less than 70km2 of territory in southwest Syria


ISIS is on the verge of defeat in the southwestern countryside of the Daraa Governorate, following another string of losses in the Yarmouk Basin region.

Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army continued their push in the Yarmouk Basin region on Sunday, targeting a number of areas controlled by the ISIS-affiliated Jaysh Khaled bin Walid forces.

According to a military source in Daraa, the Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces branch was able to take control of the small town of Abdeen after a short battle with the Jaysh Khaled bin Walid terrorists in the Yarmouk Basin region.

Following the liberation of Abdeen, the Syrian Arab Army began advancing towards the key town of Shajarah, which is expected to be the area where ISIS terrorists will make their last stand in the Yarmouk Basin.

As a result of these advances, the Syrian Arab Army now controls 99 percent of the Daraa Governorate, leaving the ISIS with less than 70 square kilometers of territory left under their occupation in the southwestern region of Daraa.

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