DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Armed Forces resumed military operations against militants in Daraa province after talks with rebel groups to reach an agreement failed.
Having recaptured the strategic town of Saida, the elite Tiger Forces have shifted focus to Um Elmiathin town which came under heavy artillery and MLRs shelling prior to ground invasion.
Meanwhile, the Russian fighter jets conducted several airstrikes targeting militants’ positions and fortifications near the Nassib border crossing across the Jordanian borders.
According to rebel source, the Russian warplanes used the Jordanian space to hit the area.
Once Um Elmiathin taken over by the Syrian Army, the government troops will continue advance toward the strategic Nassib border crossing.
This comes after the 4th round of negotiations held between rebel groups and Russian military failed to reach a ceasefire agreement.