BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – For the first time since 2014, Syria’s entire border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights has been declared militant-free after both the rebel and Islamic State (ISIS) fighters conceded their last positions.

According to a military report from the Daraa Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division was able to seize the Islamic State’s last border points this afternoon, following a fierce battle with the terrorist group’s Jaysh Khaled bin Walid faction.

Meanwhile, at the Shajarah front, the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces branch overpowered the remaining Islamic State terrorists at this key town, resulting in the capture of the latter’s last major stronghold in the Daraa Governorate.

With the border of the occupied Golan Heights cleared and Shajarah liberated, the Syrian Arab Army is on the verge of seizing the last 50 square kilometers of territory that is still under the occupation of the Jaysh Khaled bin Walid forces.

Once this last Islamic State pocket is cleared, the Syrian Arab Army will have full control of the Yarmouk Basin region and the entire Daraa Governorate for the first time since 2011.


Syrian Army Advances Further East Of Golan Heights, Retakes Maarbah From ISIS (Map)

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Following the liberation of Shajarah and Abidin, units of the Syrian Arab Army, the Tiger Forces and the 4th Armoured Division continued advanced further on ISIS positions east of the Golan Heights thus liberating the village of Maarbah from the terrorist group.

According to some sources, there are less than 200 ISIS members in the remaining villages under control of the terrorist group.

However, according to security experts, some number of ISIS fighters may have remained in the towns and settlements, which are now formally in the hands of pro-government forces.

The same problem is observed in eastern al-Suwayda where ISIS cells are still actively operating in the alleged government-held area.

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