Map update: Syrian military squeezes ISIS in small pocket east of Sweida + pictures

The government troops keep battling the terror group of the Islamic state (ISIS) in the Syrian desert, tightening the noose around them in a volcanic plateau located in the far eastern countryside of Sweida province.

Military source reported on Sunday that “Hundreds of ISIS terrorists were completely encircled in the volcanic plateau of “Tulul Al-Safa”, after gaining several areas in east of Al-Sweida by the Syrian Army”

At the meantime, the engineering units are carrying out combing operations to cleanse the restored areas from landmines and IEDs planted by ISIS militants before fleeing their positions.

“Tulul Al-Safa”; is a hilly region which lies in southern Syria, north-east of Jabal Al-Arab volcanic plateau. It consists of a basaltic lava field of volcanic origin, covering an area of 220 square kilometers, and contains at least 38 cinder cones.

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