New SAA Offensive Makes Gains in Daraa Against the FSA and Al-Qaeda

first published on June 30, 2018 by

A recently launched Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive to secure territory in the southern province of Daraa has made significant gains against Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels and Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

This past week, the SAA has made significant gains securing territory in the southern rebel enclave near the Jordanian and Israeli borders. Successfully clearing FSA rebels and HTS militants from the countryside east and west of the city of Daraa, the regime’s momentum has additionally caused mass surrender’s and defections of former combatants to the SAA.

Having redeployed their offensive forces after this year’s earlier successful operations to clear the Damascus suburbs, the Regime advances south with combined mobile artillery and armored units against the far weaker rebels. The video below purportedly captures some of the ongoing action and highlights the growing disparities between government and rebel forces.