BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored a new advance against the Islamic State affiliated Jaysh Khaled bin Walid forces in the Al-Quneitra Governorate this afternoon.
Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army stormed the town of Al-Bassali, which is located just near Saida.
Saida is the border-town where the Syrian jet was believed to have crashed after it was struck by two Israeli Patriot missiles earlier this afternoon.
Following a short battle at Al-Bassali, the Syrian Army managed to liberate the town and force the Islamic State terrorists to fully retreat to nearby Saida.
According to a military source in Daraa, the Syrian Army is now at the outskirts of Saida, where they are preparing to enter the town.
The Syrian Army is hoping to capture Saida, today, as it is an important town that is located at the southern axis of the Al-Quneitra Governorate.