BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) mercenaries of the Jaysh Ahrar al-Asha’er militant group have announced a new offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in southern As-Suweida Governorate.
In the words of an FSA commander (shown in the video below), the operation has been code-named ‘Restoring Dignity’ and is aimed at retaking recently lost ground in southern As-Suweida Governorate from “regime” forces and “Iranian militias.”
Well over a week ago now, the SAA and allied pro-government paramilitaries launched a successful offensive operation that completely expelled FSA militants from the entire section of Syrian-Jordanian border that runs through As-Suweida Governorate.
It is clear that FSA militants in Syria’s southwestern badia (desert) region want to regain control over As-Suweida’s Jordanian border area and to this end, a new offensive by these US-backed mercenaries was somewhat predictable.
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