Damascus_ Despite adverse geographical conditions, the Syrian Army''s offensive has succeeded in driving the Islamic State, Daesh, out of the entire territory of the southern province of Sweida since last July, Prensa Latina reports.

According to official sources, about 300 terrorists were killed while hundreds of Syrian troops were killed in intense fighting in which they used heavy and armored weapons with the support of the national aviation and Russia.

Thousands of weapons and ammunition from the extremists, including 12 US-made TOW missiles, as well as communications equipment and medicines, were found in the ongoing tracking and demining operations.

Sweida, which is some 100 kilometers south of Damascus, has an area of 5,550 square kilometers and a population of more than half a million inhabitants. It is characterized by areas of volcanic rocks, deserts and several caves and hills.

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