The former opposition in the south launched an unprecedented series of raids against ISIS cells in the north-western Daraa town of Jasim, greatly reducing ISIS’ capacity in the area. The operation marks an unprecedented level of coordination between former opposition groups across Daraa province, with only the former opposition—without assistance from the regime or Russia—carrying out these operations. ISIS cells across Daraa have waged a devastating campaign of assassinations against the ranks of the former opposition in recent months, with these security concerns the main impetus for the sweeping operation. Although the raids were successful in limiting ISIS’ influence, the radical group still maintains a significant presence across the south and is a major threat to local stability.
Attached Map: Recent Developments in South Syria – 6th November 2022