The Syrian Arab Army’s 7th Mechanized and 9th Armored Divisions – in cooperation with Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – have made huge strides in northern Dara’a, securing 6 towns in the span of 24 hours, as the militants from the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda “Jabhat Al-Nusra” (Al-Nusra Front) struggled to hold the territory they captured in Fall of 2014.

The SAA’s 9th Armored Division and Hezbollah captured the towns of Tal Qareen, Al-Habariyah, Al-Sultaniyah, Tal Fatima, Himreet, and Sibsiba in northern Dara’a after fierce clashes with Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army’s 1st Brigade.

According to a military source in Al-Habariyah, the 9th Division and Hezbollah killed 51 enemy combatants, including the 14 year old Saudi member of Jabhat Al-Nusra, Sultan Al-Harbi.

Sources close to Al-Masdar News also revealed the death of Liwaa Al-Shahada’s (Martyrs’ Brigade) leader, Amin Al-Shaaweesh (AKA: “Abu Daani”), along with many of his fighters near Kafr Nissaj.

In Kafr Shamis, the SAA’s 7th Mechanized has taken control of at least half of the town after achieving a breakthrough in the northern part of this area. A source added that Jabhat Al-Nusra’s defenses are falling apart in the town; it is likely that they will receive reinforcements in the coming days or face a complete withdrawal.

As a result of their success in northern Dara’a, the 9th Division and Hezbollah are now firmly entrenched in the town of Kafr Nissaj, following their capture of the 6 towns nearby.

Identified militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra killed in the last 48 hours:

  1. ‘Abdel-Salaam Qassim Mohammad Hilaal Al-Lakoud
  2. Bassam Moussalem Al-Lakoud
  3. Firaas Mahmoud Hamdan Al-Lakoud
  4. Bilaal Ghazi, Yasser Al-Waadi
  5. Ahmad Ayoub Al-Matar
  6. Rida Al-Za’abi
  7. Iysser Fawaz Al-Sa’adi
  8. Khalil Ibrahim Al-Dmaar
  9. Ahmad ‘Imad Al-Homsi
  10. ‘Umar Mahmoud Al-‘Atraat
  11. Hussein Ghassan Al-‘Aydou
  12. Mahmoud Mohammad ‘Issa
  13. Mahmoud Fawaz Al-Sha’alaan Al-Sa’adi
  14. Ahmad Bassam Al-Balkhi (AKA: “Abu Khaled”)
  15. Anwar Abu Firaas (Jordanian)
  16. Aymen Jawadat, Suleiman Al-Kurdi
  17. Mohammad Yousif Qateish
  18. Mohammad ‘Abdel-Qader Al-Ghousaani
  19. Raafit Hisham Al-‘Awada
  20. Ahmad ‘Izat Al-Taweel
  21. ‘Abdel-Rahman Musa’ab Al-Farwa
  22. Ziad Ibrahim Al-Samaad
  23. Khalil Ibrahim Al-Samaad
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Oscar Hernan Jauregui Cortez
Oscar Hernan Jauregui Cortez
2015-03-01 05:37

Sooner Syria would go back to who belongs.

Stefanos Mpak
Stefanos Mpak
2015-03-01 06:09


George Paul Wolf
George Paul Wolf
2015-03-01 06:21

I’m so glad the legitimate Syrian government is finally making real progress! Lets hope this evil war ends before the end of the year! If the SAAhad lost, all of Syria would become the next Libya, Somalia, Iraq, or Ukraine.

Milan Bendl
Milan Bendl
2015-03-02 03:23

How about Aleppo? We would like more breaking news from there as well. Thank you

Victor Tommy Tommy
Victor Tommy Tommy
2015-03-02 17:37

The strong Syrian army and hezbollah make a powerful team.