BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has seized their first town in the Al-Quneitra Governorate after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.

Backed by the Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra faction of the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army attacked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions inside the town of Masharah near the occupied Golan Heights.

According to a source from the National Defense Forces, the Syrian Army was able to take control of Masharah after Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies withdrew from the town this morning.

Masharah is located in central Al-Quneitra and it has been under the control of the jihadist rebels since their large-scale offensive inside the province in 2014.

This latest advance against the jihadist rebels marks the first major push by the Syrian Arab Army inside the Al-Quneitra Governorate.

The Syrian Arab Army is expected to intensify their operations against the jihadist rebels in the coming days, as they look to retake the entire southern part of Al-Quneitra.

The Al-Quneitra Governorate in southwest Syria is located directly east of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights; it has been split between the Syrian Arab Army and rebel forces for nearly three years now.

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