Al-Suwayda, Syria, Aug. 7, 2018. Syrian Social Nationalist Party members drag an Islamic State (IS) member to his execution in the city of al-Suwayda, Southern Syria, after he was arrested during an IS operation in the Eastern al-Suwayda countryside. The IS member was executed in the al-Mashnaqa square in the city center. The Syrian government forces advanced in the desert of the al-Suwayda governorate, Southern Syria, without direct clashes with ISIS members, who withdrew to their fortified bases. Local factions accepted to fight alongside Russia and the Syrian government's Fourth Armored Division to expel the IS from the area after the latter attacked the al-Suwayda governorate and kidnapped several women.