DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 05 P.M.) – Heavy fighting continues to rip through the provincial capital of Daraa as the Syrian Army carries out a major offensive against the Syrian al-Qaeda branch, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, and other FSA groups.

Today, the Army’s assault targeted the anti-government militants in the city’s Palestinian Refugee Camp; a longtime bastion for the hardline jihadists. For the first time, the government managed to enter the Camp and seize over 50% of its overall area, including the well-known neighborhood where several schools and education facilities are located.

The progress inside the rebels’ stronghold was propelled by heavy and non-stop artillery and missile shelling as well as devastating airstrikes. Other rebel positions in Daraa al-Balad and Tareeq al-Sad (Dam Road) came under attack as well.

Pro-rebel sources mourned scores of militants  who were killed in the battles, in addition to substantial loss in weaponries and equipment including 2 MLRS launchers, 1 artillery gun and 1 T55 tank.

Jihadi rebel groups responded to their dramatic collapse by a retaliatory and indiscriminate mortar attacks which targeted government-held districts, thus killing and injuring dozens of civilians, including children.

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya

Wait WHAT!?!?! but i thought the SDF were fighting for democracy in the region!?! you mean to tell me that this US-backed group is just another proxy like ISIS and every other made up cartoonish villian that seems to come from out of nowhere!?! how can this be?? (sarcasm). This should be the headline in every major media outlet across the world, here they are exposing themselves. “rebels” “civil war”. if these rebels were real and not just paid mercenaries, what exactly are they fighting for again? i believe the puppeteers forgot to add that part in, but US-along with… Read more »

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lawmann josto

Well done SAA,keep up the good progress of taking more areas from terrorists!!!!