Map from February 10, 2015

The Syrian Arab Army’s 7th Mechanized Division and 9th Armored Division have captured the strategic village of Deir Al-‘Adrass after fierce clashes with militias loyal to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in northern Dara’a.

According to a military source, the 7th and 9th Divisions captured the remaining territory under the FSA’s control; specifically, they were able to secure Tal Maseeh and Tal Al-‘Aqiyya before advancing to Tal ‘Antar located north of Kafr Shamis.

In total, the whole operation to capture Deir Al-‘Adass took about 72 hours to complete; it was a costly battle for all groups involved, as the 7th and 9th Divisions suffered 23 casualties, while the FSA lost over 40 militants during the fight.

Some of the identified FSA militants killed at Deir Al-‘Adass:

  1. Dhiyya Al-Raadi
  2. Mahmoud Al-Ayoubi
  3. Khaled Jaaza’
  4. ‘Adnan Fawzi Al-Sa’adi
  5. ‘Ali Al-Hasseen
  6. Aymen Al-Sa’ad
  7. Ghassan Hammoud
  8. Mazen Al-Hasseen
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