BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The battle for Dara’a is heating up after the rebel forces inside the province launched fresh attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
Intense clashes broke-out on Saturday afternoon, when the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Southern Front Brigades began targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s positions inside the Dara’a Al-Mahata District.
The Free Syrian Army fighters used SPG-9 to score a direct hit on a Syrian Arab Army post near the National Hospital, killing and wounding at least three soldiers.
In response to this attack, the Syrian Arab Army launched a barrage of missiles and artillery shells towards the FSA’s defenses inside the Dara’a Al-Balad District.
With news of a pending Syrian Arab Army offensive in Dara’a, the Free Syrian Army has become more aggressive and hostile inside the province, which is one of the reasons for the recent escalation.