DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:19 PM) – In a tremendous development, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) backed by allied militias captured the air defense base positions west of Dara’a city after heavy ceaseless airstrikes on their positions by Russian warplanes and Syrian helicopters.
Most of the area surrounding the air defense base has also been captured from the al Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) amidst ongoing violent clashes. Through this advance, the Syrian Army effectively cut the insurgents’ supply line to Dara’a city coming from all rebel-held territory west of the Daraa-Damascus Highway.
In a parallel development, over 30 airstrikes and more than 10 surface-to-surface missiles targeted the rebel-held Daraa districts of Daraa Al-Balad and Tareeq Al-Sad which are notably on opposing sides of the city. The SAA is currently attacking on multiple axes at the same time efficiently disorienting the rebel forces and propelling their collapse on at least one front.
The Syrian Armed Forces have resumed their offensive on the provincial capital in southern Syria following the end of the 48-hour ceasefire announced by the Syrian Ministry of Defense. Should the rebels fail to recuperate from this significant setback, their territories in Lajat Plateau stand to be permanently split from their territories west of Dara’a.
The rebel offensive on Daraa’s Manshiya district forced the Syrian High Command to make a decision to categorically paralyze the rebellion in southern Syria once and for all and seize the provincial capital to reopen to borders with Jordan for commercial use.