The Syrian army launched a large-scale military operation in Suweida Governorate along the Jordanian border, following the kidnapping of several civilians by terrorist groups in the area.
According to a field report from Suweida Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army and other elements from the government security forces launched the large-scale operation at dawn on Jan. 11, 2021. They reportedly encircled the area near the Jordanian border, where the suspects were hiding out.
The reports said the Syrian army’s primary purpose was to liberate the kidnapped civilians and arrest those responsible for the crime in southern Suweida.
A source in the Syrian army said that their forces are currently engaged in the operation, and they continue to comb through different parts of the cordoned border area in search of the terrorists behind the kidnappings and robberies in Suweida Governorate.
The kidnappings reportedly took place along the Damascus-Suweida Highway, which in the past, has witnessed similar events carried out by militants loyal to the Free Syrian Army and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.
At the same time, the Russian Aerospace Forces continue their reconnaissance missions the along the Suweida-Deir ez-Zor-Homs border.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have been monitoring this desert region closely over the last few weeks, especially after the Islamic State carried out a string of attacks in this area.
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